After Years of Near Misses

Sergio Garcia survived plenty of adversity in the final round and won a playoff against close friend Justin Rose. Finally, and fabulously, in his 19th Masters and 74th major appearance, Garcia brushed aside the burden of a professional career waiting to be fulfilled when he won the 81st Masters Tournament

Sergio Garcia needed two putts for par to win on the first extra hole, instead made the birdie putt

An Epic Sunday Second Nine

"I felt the calmness I’ve never felt on a major Sunday. Even after making a couple of bogeys, I was still very positive. I still believed there were a lot of holes I could go after,” Garcia said. “I’m so happy… It’s been such a long time coming."

Garcia and Rose matched closing 69s for 9-under 279 totals, three clear of South African Charl Schwartzel, the 2011 Masters winner, who shot 68 for 282. Matt Kuchar’s 67 featured a hole-in-one at the 16th hole. He tied for fourth with Thomas Pieters of Belgium at 283. Pieters shot 68.

Justin Rose reacts to his missed birdie putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the 2017 Masters

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