Sergio García facts.
Sergio García amassed his record score of 25.5 points over nine Ryder Cup appearances. The man from Spain made his debut in 1999 and has been part of Team Europe at every edition since then (he was vice captain in 2010 when Europe won at the Celtic Manor Resort). As a player he has won the Ryder Cup six times (2002, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2014, 2018).
21 top 10 finishes, including no fewer than four second places – this was Sergio García’s record at the Majors at the start of April 2017. The fact that he hadn’t yet got a win at any of the four biggest tournaments didn’t do justice to his prowess. So the celebrations were all the more emotional when García beat England’s Justin Rose at the first extra hole to finally clinch his long overdue Major title.
1999 – Sergio García was just 19 years old back then – was the year he became a pro. It was at his sixth tournament on the European Tour that he got his first win. In the same year he engaged in a fierce battle with Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship – which Tiger went on to win by just one shot – and made his debut as the youngest ever player in the history of the Ryder Cup. When García got his first win on the PGA TOUR in 2001 he was just 21 years old.
Sergio García has been married to Angela Akins, a former reporter ot the Golf Channel, since 2017. Their daughter was born on 14th March 2018. She is called Azalea – named after the 12th hole at the Augusta National Golf Club, where García won the Masters almost a year earlier.