"I had some chances on the back nine that I could have converted", he said. "It's a lovely thing to have". You've got to put yourself out there.
The fist pump will be remembered for a while, moreso if Garcia can pull off the victory in a playoff over Rose. But Garcia didn't need to two-putt his final hole. What he did not have, after two decades of trying, was a major title to show for it.
Up until then, the long-running duel between Garcia and Rose seemed bound to end badly for the Spaniard. I was looking for 2 under a side and that's what I got. I'm right handed. I could see the right edge on the tower, but my ball, the actual shot wasn't blocked. "I felt I could continue it today".
Five years after he said he wasn't capable of winning a major after a miserable third round in the 2012 Masters, Garcia had every reason to pack it in several times but remained patient and undaunted instead of becoming petulant and pouty as he has in the past.
Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia tied at the top.
He rolled in a 5-foot putt at the first hole, breaking a tie for the lead with England's Justin Rose.
Garcia The Choker, urged on by an appreciative gallery who knew about his fight against golf's skeletons in his locker, rose up. It created a match play scenario that had Augusta National abuzz.
Spieth also called upon a legend when he sized up his second shot on the par-5 13th, out of the pine straw. If not for Garcia getting out of treacherous territory, Rose might have been competing against someone else down the stretch. "I still believed", Garcia said. "Jose sent me a text on Wednesday night telling me how much he believed in me". He tied for fourth with Thomas Pieters, who ran off four birdies on the back nine.
The low amateur in the Masters gets a silver cup and Stewart Hagestad is drawing a bead on it.
Tar Heels get it right this time, bring home the title
The team came up short of the championship a year ago , falling to Villanova on a buzzer-beating three pointer by Kris Jenkins. The Tar Heels dodged a major bullet on their way to capturing the National Championship Monday night. "That's probably on me".
"From how my game feels, how I feel just about life, I feel great on the golf course". "I'm obviously thrilled what happened, but I'm still the same goofy guy". He made birdies on the 13th hole - his third of the tournament on the par 5 - and 15th to inch within a shot of the top.
Garcia got rid of the demons and the doubts with two big moments on the par 5s - one a par, the other an eagle - in closing with a 3-under 69.
Playing with a marker in the first group, Els posted a 6-over 78 Sunday and will likely finish with the highest score of anyone making the cut at 20 over.
Spieth has 3/1 odds, despite starting the the day two shots behind Garcia and Rose.
This time, it was Garcia's time. Garcia's fell apologetically off the club-face and dribbled wide, a two-second study in doubt and trepidation. The subtleties here are best understood in the low light of the late afternoon by players who have appeared in those Saturday shadows, time and again.
"I'm not good enough". A major champion, given his U.S. Open win in 2013 at Merion, but also now an Olympic gold medalist following a stirring return to the Games in Rio. Scott is a green jacket victor from 2013, and he's finished in the top five at least once in every leg of the career grand slam.
Fowler has spoken positively throughout the week and was asked to rate how much fun he's having on a scale of one to 10. On the Sunday morning drive to Augusta National, Garcia said nerves were at a minimum. Rose all control and precision, no emotion visible behind sunglasses and cap and dark clothing; Garcia with a desperation in his eyes, face pale from sunblock, grimacing and twitching and going down in flames. When he bogeyed Nos. In previous majors, Garcia may have melted down. At ease, he went with the flow.
"Sergio and I have played a lot of golf together since we were 14 years old", said Rose, 36, who has been a team mate with Garcia on four European Ryder Cup teams.