Team Europe Profile: Sergio Garcia


Sergio Garcia

PLAYER INFORMATION
Age: 32
Hometown: Borriol, Spain
Birthplace: Castellon, Spain
Birthdate: January 9, 1980
Turned Professional: 1999

 

RYDER CUP EXPERIENCE
Years Played: 1999, 02 (winners), 04 (winners), 06 (winners), 08  
Total Matches: 24
Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 14-6-4
Singles (W-L-H): 1-4-0
Foursomes (W-L-H): 8-0-1
Fourballs (W-L-H): 5-2-3
Total Points Won: 16
Total Points Won Point %: 66.6

 

RYDER CUP RESULTS
1999: The Country Club
United States 14 1/2, Europe 13 1/2
Day 1 Foursomes: Garcia/Parnevik beat Lehman/Woods (2 & 1)
Day 1 Fourballs: Garcia/Parnevik beat Mickelson/Furyk (1 hole)
Day 2: Foursomes: Garcia/Parnevik beat Stewart/Leonard (3 & 2)
Day 2 Fourballs: Garcia/Parnevik (halved) with Love III/Duval
Singles: Garcia lost to Furyk (4 & 3)
 
2002: The Belfry (Brabazon Course)
Europe 15 1/2, United States 12 1/2
Day 1 Fourballs: Garcia/Westwood beat Duval/Love III (4 & 3)
Day 1 Foursomes: Garcia/Westwood beat Woods/Calcavecchia (2 & 1)
Day 2: Foursomes: Garcia/Westwood beat Cink/Furyk (2 & 1)
Day 2 Fourballs: Garcia/Westwood lost to Woods/Love III (1 hole)
Singles: Garcia lost to Toms (1 hole)
 
2004: Oakland Hills Country Club
Europe 18 1/2, United States 9 1/2
Day 1 Fourballs: Garcia/Westwood beat Toms/Furyk (5 & 3)
Day 1 Foursomes: Garcia/Donald beat Perry/Cink (2 & 1)
Day 2: Fourballs: Garcia/Westwood (halved) with Haas/DiMarco
Day 2 Foursomes: Garcia/Donald beat Furyk/Funk (1 hole)
Singles: Garcia beat Mickelson (3 & 2)
 
2006: The K Club (Palmer Course)
Europe 18 1/2, United States 9 1/2
Day 1 Fourballs: Garcia/Olazábal beat Toms/Wetterich (3 & 2)
Day 1 Foursomes: Garcia/Donald beat Woods/Furyk (2 holes)
Day 2 Fourballs: Garcia/Olazábal beat Mickelson/DiMarco (3 & 2)
Day 2 Foursomes: Garcia/Donald beat Mickelson/Toms (2 & 1)
Singles: Garcia lost to Cink (4 & 3)
 
2008: Valhalla Golf Club
United States 16 1/2, Europe 11 1/2
Day 1 Foursomes: Garcia/Westwood (halved) with Perry/Furyk
Day 1 Fourballs: Garcia/Jiménez lost to Leonard/Mahan (4 & 3)
Day 2 Fourballs: Garcia/Casey (halved) with Stricker/Curtis
Singles: Garcia lost to Kim (5 & 4)

 

PLAYER NOTES
* Has made five Ryder Cup appearances – 1999, 02 (winners), 04 (winners), 06 (winners), 08
* His foursomes record is outstanding having only ever surrendered half a point in nine outings
* Formed a formidable partnership alongside Luke Donald in 2004 and 2006 playing four sets of foursomes and winning every one
* Announced his return to form in swashbuckling fashion in the autumn of 2011 with back-to-back victories in his native Spain that helped him on to his sixth Ryder Cup team
* Won the Castelló Masters for the second time in his career at the Club de Campo del Mediterraneo, the club where he has played since he was a boy, by a whopping 11 shots, finishing on 27 under par
* The next week he held off compatriot Miguel Angel Jiménez to take the title at the Andalucía Masters
* Looked like having to rely on a Captain’s Pick this season until a victory on the PGA Tour at the Wyndham Championship a fortnight before qualification finished earned him an automatic place
* Was a Vice-Captain to Colin Montgomerie at The Celtic Manor Resort in 2010

 

 

CAREER VICTORIES
European Tour International Schedule Victories: Total 10  
1999 Murphy’s Irish Open, Linde German Masters (play-off) 
2001 Trophée Lancôme 
2002 Canarias Open de España 
2004 Mallorca Classic 
2005 Omega European Masters 
2008 Castelló Masters Costa Azahar 
2009 HSBC Champions (Nov 08) (play-off) 
2011 Castelló Masters, Andalucía Masters 
US PGA Tour Victories: Total 8  
2001 MasterCard Colonial, Buick Classic  
2002 Mercedes Championships  
2004 EDS Byron Nelson Championship, Buick Classic  
2005 Booz Allen Classic  
2008 Players Championship  
2012 Wyndham Championship 
Other Tournament Victories: Total 5  
1997 Catalonian Open Championship (ESP) (as AM) 
2001 Nedbank Golf Challenge (RSA) 
2002 Kolon Cup Korean Open 
2003 Nedbank Golf Challenge (RSA) 
2010 Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola (with John Cook) (RSA) 
OTHER PROFESSIONAL MATCH PLAY PERFORMANCES
Volvo World Match Play Championship  
Best finish: 2nd - 2002  
Vivendi Seve Trophy Record  
Record: Played 10, Won 4, Lost 5, Halved 1, Points 4½