Sergio Garcia

Profile: Sergio Garcia

Country: Spain
Born: 9.1.80
Birthplace: Castellon, Spain
Residence: Borriol, Spain
European Tour International Schedule Victories: Total 6
Other Tournament Victories: 11
Turned Professional: 1999
Teams: Ryder Cup 1999, 02 (winners), 04 (winners), 06 (winners); World Cup 2001, 04, 05; Seve Trophy 2000 (winners), 03

RYDER CUP EXPERIENCE

Years played: 1999, 2002, 04, 06
Overall Record: Played 20, Won 14, Lost 4, Halved 2: Points 15
Singles: Played 4, Won 1, Lost 3, Halved 0
Foursomes: Played 8, Won 8, Lost 0, Halved 0
Fourballs: Played 8, Won 5, Lost 1, Halved 2

1999: The Country Club; Europe 13½ USA 14½
Day 1 Foursomes: Garcia/Parnevik (2 and 1) beat Lehman/Woods
Day 1 Fourballs: Garcia/Parnevik (1 hole) beat Mickelson/Furyk
Day 2 Foursomes: Garcia/Parnevik (3 and 2) beat Stewart/Leonard
Day 2 Fourballs: Garcia/Parnevik halved with Love III/Duval
Singles: Garcia lost to Furyk (4 and 3)

2002: The Belfry; Europe 15½ USA 12½
Day 1 Fourballs: Garcia/Westwood (4 and 3) beat Duval/Love III
Day 1Foursomes: Garcia/Westwood (2 and 1) beat Woods/Calcavecchia
Day 2 Foursomes: Garcia/Westwood (2 and 1) beat Cink/Furyk
Day 2 Fourballs: Garcia/Westwood lost to Woods/Love III (1 hole)
Singles: Garcia lost to Toms (1 hole)

2004: Oakland Hills CC; Europe 18½ USA 9½
Day 1 Fourballs: Garcia/Westwood (5 and 3) beat Toms/Furyk
Day 1 Foursomes: Garcia/Donald (2 and 1) beat Perry/Cink
Day 2 Fourballs: Garcia/Westwood halved with Haas/DiMarco
Day 2 Foursomes: Garcia/Donald (1 hole) beat Furyk/Funk
Singles: Garcia (3 and 2) beat Mickelson

2006: The K Club, Europe 18½ USA 9½
Day 1 Fourballs: Garcia/Olazábal (3 and 2) beat Toms/Wetterich
Day 1 Foursomes: Donald/Garcia (2 holes) beat Woods/Furyk
Day 2 Fourballs: Garcia/Olazábal (3 and 2) beat Mickelson/DiMarco
Day 2 Foursomes: Garcia/Donald (2 and 1) beat Mickelson/Toms
Singles: Garcia lost to Cink (4 and 3)

Despite his relative youth Sergio Garcia is a Ryder Cup veteran, able to boast one of the finest records on The European Team. Over the course of four Ryder Cups, the 28 year old has collected 15 points from a possible 20. The Spaniard, a true team player, is a particularly formidable force in the foursomes and fourballs, as witnessed by his feats at The K Club in 2006. Unbeaten on the first two days, Garcia followed his Captain Ian Woosnam into the Ryder Cup record books by becoming only the second European to take maximum points from the foursomes and fourballs. Two years previously at Oakland Hills Country Club, he again linked up with England's Lee Westwood–with whom he had forged such a successful partnership at The Belfry in 2002–to help Europe to a record-breaking 18½-9½ victory. Secured his place at this year's showpiece event thanks to a tremendously consistent season on The European Tour, in which he finished outside the top 50 only once. Again came agonisingly close to breaking his Major Championship duck at the US PGA Championship, only to be foiled by Ireland's Padraig Harrington; but he can point to his victory in the The Players' Championship on the US PGA Tour, as further proof of his liking for the big occasion.