Sport Masters champion Sergio Garcia named 2017 European Tour Player of the Year

22:25  07 december  2017
22:25  07 december  2017 Source:   Golfweek

Garcia starts well as locals dominate Australian PGA

  Garcia starts well as locals dominate Australian PGA U.S. Masters Champion Sergio Garcia carded a bogey-free, five-under-par 67 at the Australian PGA Championships in Queensland on Thursday to trail local pair Jordan Zunic and Adam Bland by a single stroke after the opening round. Bland surged to the top of the leaderboard with the help of six birdies in seven holes, while Zunic closed with an eagle-three on the par-five ninth to overtake Garcia, who had set the early clubhouse target at a rain-delayed Royal Pines.

Antalya - Masters champion Sergio Garcia deserves to be named European Tour 'Golfer of the Year ' according to Justin Rose, one of the Spaniard's main competitors for the honour.

Sergio García Fernández (pronounced [ˈseɾxjo ɣaɾˈθi.a feɾˈnandeθ]; born 9 January 1980) is a Spanish professional golfer who plays on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour . García has won 31 international tournaments as a professional

a man holding a tennis racket: AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Sergio Garcia of Spain celebrates after defeating Justin Rose (not pictured) of England on the first playoff hole during the final round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia.© Getty Images AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Sergio Garcia of Spain celebrates after defeating Justin Rose (not pictured) of England on the first playoff hole during the final round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia. LONDON - Sergio Garcia has been named Hilton European Golfer of the year for 2017, the first time the Spaniard has picked up the prestigious award.

Garcia defeated Tommy Fleetwood in a close vote by a panel of members of the golfing media. He's the second Spaniard to win the award following Seve Ballesteros, who was European golfer of the year in 1986, 1988 and 1991.

Leishman, Bland lead Australian PGA; Garcia 6 behind

  Leishman, Bland lead Australian PGA; Garcia 6 behind Marc Leishman took advantage of an early start to shoot a 7-under 65 and move into a share of the second-round lead at the Australian PGA Championship on Friday. Masters champion Sergio Garcia was six strokes behind after a 71 while Adam Scott missed the cut by two shots after bogeying four of six holes on the back nine at Royal Pines and shooting 74.Leishman started on the 10th hole and had four birdies, an eagle and two bogeys on his first nine before birdieing three of his first five holes after the turn.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: 2017 Masters Champion Sergio Garcia of Spain enjoys the view from the observation deck of the Empire State Building during the Master 's winner media tour throughout New York City on April 10, 2017 in New York City, New York.

LONDON – Sergio Garcia has been named Hilton European Golfer of the year for 2017 , the first time the Spaniard has picked up the prestigious award. Garcia defeated Tommy Fleetwood in a close vote by a panel of members of the golfing media.

The 37-year-old finished the year third in the Race to Dubai behind European No. 1 Tommy Fleetwood and compatriot Jon Rahm. Although Fleetwood won twice and took the money title, Garcia's three wins included his Masters win, and that's what tipped the vote in his favor. Rahm, the 2017 European rookie of the year, and two-time winners Justin Rose and Tyrrell Hatton were also under consideration.

Aside from his first major victory, Garcia won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and Andalucia Valderrama Masters, a tournament hosted by his own Foundation.

"This is an amazing honour," said Garcia, who achieved personal success outside the ropes by marrying fiancée Angela Akins in July. "On and off the golf course it has been a unique and unbelievable year, and one that I will definitely remember my whole life.

Justin Rose leads weather-delayed Indonesian Masters

  Justin Rose leads weather-delayed Indonesian Masters Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters. Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round.

Sergio Garcia finally did it. After a thrilling back-9 at the Masters , going head-to-head with Justin Rose, Garcia Here's a closer look at the life of the Masters champion If we consider his winnings on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour , Garcia has now made more than million in his career.

— Reuters picANTALYA (Turkey), Nov 1 ― Masters champion Sergio Garcia deserves to be named European Tour “Golfer of the Year ” according to Justin Rose, one of the Spaniard's main competitors for the honour.

"I am so happy to receive this award, and to be named the Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year, against the calibre of players that were in contention is incredible. Tommy, Justin, Tyrrell and Jon are all amazing players, and all had unbelievable years.

"With the five of us filling the top five places in the Race to Dubai, it shows the real strength of the European Tour, and European players in particular, and hopefully we will keep that going for next September in Paris."

The European Tour also announced a new 10-year deal with insurance company Staysure to sponsor the European Senior Tour, now called the Staysure Tour. The travel insurance provider and specialist in the over 50s market will also sponsor a new event called the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship with a $535,000 prize fund.

The Seniors also have more opportunity to play in 2018 with the announcement of a 19-tournament schedule that includes new events in Russia, Spain and Denmark. This year's schedule featured 15 events.

Rose leads by 1 after 2 rounds at Indonesian Masters

  Rose leads by 1 after 2 rounds at Indonesian Masters Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters. Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 . Sergio Garcia at the DP World Tour Championship , Dubai (Getty Images). Remarkably the 37 year old has never finished a season as European Number One, but Garcia plans to focus on sticking to his end of the bargain and winning at Jumeirah Golf Estates

Garcia is a huge Real Madrid fan, and according to ESPN the Masters champ got the invite thanks to a deal he made with the president of the Madrid football club. Rahm named European Tour Rookie of the Year .

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