SERGIO IS EXCITED TO RE-JOIN TAYLORMADE GOLF
May, 18th 2021
Sergio has always been comfortable with the team, their approach to the game and their equipment, especially their TP5X golf ball. It has always felt right for him using the equipment and playing the golf ball. He had been with TaylorMade for 15 years before and played his best golf playing the equipment. The idea of rejoining with TaylorMade came naturally.
Sergio left an immediate impression on golf, not only as a successful amateur, but as soon as he joined the professional ranks. Before turning pro at the age of 19, he had won numerous titles as an amateur: the European Amateur in 1995 as the youngest player ever; the Boys Amateur Championship in 1997; and the Amateur Championship in Muirfield in 1998. Sergio was low amateur at the Masters in 1999 before turning pro. He dueled Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship to finish one stroke behind. He became the youngest player ever to compete in the Ryder Cup. And to cap it off, he won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award. And all of that started a whirlwind career for Sergio, earning him the nickname “El Niño” for taking the golf world by storm.
During his illustrious career, he was ranked in the Top 50 for over 1000 weeks, a feat only four other players have accomplished, and spent 453 weeks in the Top 10 of the OWGR. His accomplishments continue with his victories at 35 tournaments worldwide, including the 2017 Masters Tournament and the 1998 Players Championship. He has also received the Vardon Trophy and Byron Nelson Award in 2008 and was European Tour Golfer of the Year in 2017.
Like Seve Ballesteros and José Maria Olazabal, Sergio is the third golfer with Spanish roots to win the Masters Tournament. In 2017, Sergio finished the first round on Thursday with a one under par 71 putting him in the top-5. He was the only player that day to finish his round without a single bogey.
With a -3 (69) on the second day he took the co-lead with three other players. Now, he had a confident look at contention.
With a third round score of 70 on Saturday, he was still in position to win the tournament, sharing the lead with Justin Rose.
Sergio battled Justin Rose for 18 holes on Sunday, both finishing in regulation at -9. A playoff would decide the winner. Sergio took advantage of the playoff and sealed his victory with a birdie on 18 to win the Masters Tournament, making it his first major championship victory.
With his success at an early age and being the youngest player ever to compete in the Ryder Cup, it was clear that Sergio would begin a magnificent career as a competitor in this event. He has represented Europe on 10 occasions, winning the most matches with 25 and is the all-time leading points scorer with 28.5 points.
SERGIO GARCIA ACADEMY
The Sergio Garcia Golf Academy has elaborated an annual program, designed for the development and improvement of young golfers aged between 13 and 18 years. The program developed under the supervision of Sergio and implemented by his father and coach, Víctor García, assures his students of superior quality training in the sport complemented by the academic year in an international school of the highest level.