Sergio Garcia

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Full Name Sergio Garcia
Age 40 Years Old
Nick Name El Toro
Gender Male
Birth Date January 9th, 1980
Birth Place Borriol, Castellón, Spain

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About Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia Fernandez shortly named Sergio Garcia and nicknamed 'EI Nino' is a Spanish professional golfer who has spent much of his career in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking, including over 300 weeks in the top 10 between 2000 and 2009, and over 450 weeks in the top 10 in total. He plays on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. As of 2020, he has won 36 international tournaments as a professional, most notably the 2008 Players Championship and the 2017 Masters Tournament. Additionally, he is also the Chairman of the Spanish football team CF Borriol. He reached his highest career ranking, second, after winning the HSBC Champions tournament in November 2008. He has achieved career earnings of more than US$43 million. 

Recent in the news, Sergio Garcia withdraws from Masters after a positive COVID-19 test. He tested positive for COVID-19, and the 2017 Masters champion has withdrawn from the tournament, becoming the second player who will miss the major championship because of the coronavirus. Garcia, 40, who missed the cut last week at the Houston Open, won the Sanderson Farms Championship last month. He has the longest streak of consecutive major championships played at 84, dating to the 1999 Open at Carnoustie, when he was 19 years old. Last week, Chile's Joaquin Niemann withdrew because of a positive test.

Sergio Garcia is famous for being a Spanish golfer who competes on both the European Tour and the PGA Tour. He is best known for winning 36 international tournaments as a professional. He is also well known for being the chairman of the Spanish football team "CF Borriol". 

Sergio Garcia, a famous golfer

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Sergio Garcia was born on 9th January 1980 as Sergio García Fernandez in Borriol, Castellon, Spain. He holds a Spanish nationality and he is of Spanish-White ethnicity. Capricorn is his Zodiac sign and his religion is Christian. As of 2020, he celebrated his 40th birthday. He was born to his parents; Victor Garcia (father) and Consuelo Fernandez (mother). His father is a club professional in Madrid. His father was the one who taught him golf in his childhood. He began playing golf at the age of three and at first, he played under his father. He also has two siblings named Victor Garcia and Mar Garcia Fernandez. 

Sergio Garcia is a very handsome and cool man with attractive body features. He stands tall at the height of 5 feet 10 inches. His balanced bodyweight consists of 82 kg. He has a pair of green eyes and his hair color is dark brown. His other body measurements such as the chest, biceps, waist sizes, shoe size, and more are still to get unfold yet. He maintains his body a lot to keep himself fit and fine. His body build is average. 

Sergio Garcia's Golf Career

  • Garcia won his club championship at age 12. He also set a record as the youngest player to make the cut at a European Tour event, the 1995 Turespana Open Mediterranea at the age of 16. Additionally, he became the youngest player to win the European Amateur in 1995. 
  • In the year 1997, he won in the Boys Amateur Championship, and also he won a tournament, the 1997 Catalan Open as an amateur. He won The Amateur Championship at Muirfield and reached the semi-finals of the U.S. Amateur in the year 1998. Furthermore, he also finished second in the 1998 Argentine Open, being the low amateur, and winning the Pereira Iraola Cup.
  • In the year 1999, he began his golf career professionally, shooting the lowest amateur score in the Master's Tournament. In July, he won his first title on the European Tour in his sixth start as a professional at the Irish Open. 
  • He earned worldwide fame with a duel against Tiger Woods in the 1999 PGA Championship losing by one stroke. He became the youngest player ever to compete in the Ryder Cup.
  • In the year 2001, he won his first PGA Tour Event at MasterCard Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, and subsequently won the Buick Classic in New York, becoming the youngest Tour winner since Tiger Woods at his 20, in 1996.
  • He won the Mercedes Championships in the year 2002 and won the EDS Byron Nelson Championship and the Buick Classic for the second time in the year 2004. 
  • His 6th PGA Tour win came at the 2005 Booz Allen Classic. In the 2007 PGA Championship, he was disqualified after signing a wrong scorecard after the third round.
  • On 11th May 2008, he won 'The Player Championship' on the PGA Tour in a sudden-death playoff in contradiction of Paul Goydos. On 26th October 2008, he earned his first European Tour title. With this win, he rose to a career-high of third in the Official World Golf Rankings.
  • After that, he won the 2008 HSBC Champions in a playoff over Oliver Wilson, which led him up to a career-high second in the Official World Golf Ranking, replacing Phil Mickelson. He ended the 2009 season ranking 74th on the PGA Tour money list.
  • Colin Montgomerie announced that he would be his fourth vice-captain for the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor on 29th August 2010. 
  • He made his comeback to the competitive play in late 2010 with a new putting grip which produced the better result for him on the greens during the 2011 tournaments.
  • He won the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in January 2014. Six months later, he finished joint runner-up at the 2014 Open Championship, two strokes behind Rory Mcllroy in 2014.
  • His best result at 2015 season was at the 2015 Players Championship where he tied Rickie Fowler and Kevin Kisner at 12 under par after 72 holes but he was eliminated after the 3-hole playoff, after finishing two strokes behind Kevin Kisner and Rickie Fowler.
  • He completed a wire-to-wire victory at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic for his first European Tour title in over three years in February 2017. 
  • On 9th April 2017, he won the Master Tournament, becoming the third Spanish player to win the Masters, after Jose Maria Olazabal and Seve Ballesteros. On 9th October 2017, it was announced that he had parted ways with TaylorMade after fifteen years with the equipment brand. After two weeks, he won the Andalucia Valderrama Masters.
  • On 5th April 2018, he set the record for most strokes on a hole in Masters’ history shooting a 13 on the 15th hole in the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament.
  • He played a bogey-free 27 holes to win the Asian Tour's SMBC Singapore Open by five strokes over Satoshi Kodaira and Shaun Norris on 21st January 2018. 
  • He tied the record for most strokes on a hole in Masters history, shooting a 13 on the 15th hole on 5th April 2018 in the very first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament where he missed the cut at the 2018 Masters Tournament and failed to defend his title after shooting 81-78.
  • He successfully defended his Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio García Foundation title on 22nd October 2018 after wrapping up a comfortable four-shot victory at Real Club Valderrama in Spain. 
  • He was disqualified from the Saudi International tournament on the European Tour for damaging five greens deliberately in anger during his third round in February 2019. 
  • He was involved in another controversy at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in March 2019. 
  • He was again mired in controversy after throwing his driver at his caddie at the final round of the 2019 Open Championship after a poor drive at the fifth hole at Royal Portrush in July 2019. 
  • He won the KLM Open in Amsterdam with a one-shot win over teenage Danish golfer Nicolai Hojgaard in September 2019.
  • He revealed that he had ended his association with Callaway after just two years together in January 2020 speaking ahead of the Abu Dhabi HSBC. 
  • In October 2020, he won the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi. He has now won PGA Tour events in three separate decades. In October 2020, it was announced that he would partner Amer Delic in a professional doubles tournament to be held in Austin, Texas.

Sergio Garcia feeling happy after his win

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Awards and Achievements of Sergio Garcia

  • Rookie of the Year 1999
  • Vardon Trophy 2008
  • Byron Nelson Award 2008
  • European Tour Golfer of the Year 2017

Sergio Garcia's wife, Angela Akins

Sergio Garcia is an engaged man. He was engaged to his beautiful fiance, Angela Akins who is a Golf Channel reporter by profession. She is the daughter of Marty Akins. The duo became husband and wife in the year 2017 in a private event in Texas which was attended by their families and close friends. He announced the birth of their couple's son, Enzo Akins Garcia, on Sunday on Instagram alongside a photo of the new family of four. Sergio and Angela already had one daughter, Azalea, who was born in March 2018. He named his daughter Azalea, after the famed flowers of Augusta National Golf Club and the nickname for the par-5 13th hole where Garcia made par to move ahead and help claim his first major. As of now, the duo is enjoying their life a lot without any disturbances. The family maintains their residences in Orlando, Florida, Borrial, and Crans-Montana. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.

Sergio Garcia and his wife, Angela Akins

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Prior to this, he has been in a few relationships. His name was linked with the female golfer, Katharina Boehm; Morgan Norman; Swiss tennis player, Martina Hingis. 

Sergio Garcia's Net Worth 2020

Sergio Garcia is a professional golfer who has made a huge amount of money throughout his career. He is one of the richest and well-known golfers in Spain. His major source of wealth comes from a golf career. He has won many titles, tournaments, awards, and achievements during his career that helps to increase his net worth. As of 2020, the net worth of Sergio Garcia is estimated to have $70 million whereas exact his salary was not disclosed yet but there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is making a cool amount of salary from his career. He previously had an endorsement deal with TaylorMade and Adidas, at the time a joint company used all TaylorMade equipment, and Adidas shoes and clothing. He has achieved career earnings of more than US$43 million. He has earned more money than any other golfer in 2008, earning $6,979,959 in 26 events.