Congratulations go out to Sergio Garcia who won The 2017 Masters tournament on Sunday.
If The New York Times story is any indication then today was an even better day for Sergio Garcia. Not only did he win the colored jacket but he won it on the birthday of his idal. The Times wrote:
“In Europe, the man who popularized golf was the Spaniard Seve Ballesteros, who was Arnold Palmer with an accent. Like Palmer, Ballesteros was very, very good when he hit his drives straight and even better if they went crooked.
In 1980, three months after Sergio García was born, Ballesteros won the first of his two Masters titles. García grew up idolizing the swashbuckling Ballesteros, whose influence on García’s golf and his life was immense.
Nearly six years after Ballesteros died of brain cancer, on what would have been his 60th birthday, García conquered the field, Augusta National and his demons not necessarily in that order to win the Masters.
García weathered the challenge of his playing partner Justin Rose and potential calamity on the back nine to claim his long-awaited first major title”. | New York Times. Wow love this story.