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10th Apr 2017

Sergio Garcia wins The Masters after sudden death playoff

What a man

Conan Doherty

Bloody hell, golf.

Augusta on Sunday is a lonely place to be.

Despite millions of people united in lost sleep on thanks to the nerve-jangling playoff finish at The Masters, for Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia it would’ve felt like they were never further from existence.

The pair played some ridiculous golf on day four, most of it on another level, by their own rules. Sometimes that was a good thing… sometimes it wasn’t.

The balance swung in favour of the English man and back to Garcia like clubs were whizzing through the humid air in Georgia.

Just when it looked like the people’s champion was out of it, he’d come storming back with pure fight and pure balls.

On the 18th hole, Sergio Garcia was four feet from winning his first major.

Justin Rose had parred with two efforts on the green to set it up for the Spaniard to go on and win it but he couldn’t hold his nerve.

When it mattered in the sudden death playoff though, Sergio Garcia did it.

Whilst Rose went first and went right, Garcia worked his way just feet from the hole after two shots. Rose bogeyed. Garcia birdied.

The rest, as they say, is history.