Spain's Sergio Garcia 'Masters' his first major golf title
Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia fired a birdie on the first playoff hole against Englishman Justin Rose to win the Masters Tournament and claim his first major title here on Sunday.
Garcia, 37, finally brought Spain a second Masters Cup after his compatriot Jose Maria Olazabal achieved the first one in 1999, reports Efe.
Garcia said he was very satisfied and very proud not only of how he performed during the game but also of all the people who supported him since the beginning of his career.
Garcia, with a four-day total of nine-under 279 (71-69-70-69) went head-to-head with Rose (71-72-67-69) at the last hole in regulation play, forcing a playoff.
However, Rose later failed at the first hole of the tiebreaker, where Garcia finished with a birdie, achieving his first green jacket of victory.
Garcia's sensational eagle on the 15th hole was a major part of his final victory at the Augusta National Golf Club.