Masters 2017: Prize money - How much has Sergio Garcia won?

Masters 2017: Prize money - How much has Sergio Garcia won?

Masters 2017: Prize money - How much has Sergio Garcia won?

"He has a certain flair about him that has always appealed, the Masters win will make him that much more desirable for brands".

The Masters delivered another tournament for the ages.

"Sergio Garcia wins the Masters in Augusta, the major he has so deserved for the past 18 years". With it, he shook off almost two decades of weighted expectations by capturing the 81st Masters Tournament.

"But it's happened", he said.

Eighteen years and 71 majors later, more tears for Sergio Garcia. "I've come to the conclusion I need to play for second or third place in any major". I still believed there were a lot of holes I could go after.

"A win at a major is big for any golfer, but the green jacket tends to stand out", Jacobs said. "But I can live with that".

With Garcia's victory, this Masters tournament is the third in a row to be won by someone without a previous major championship.

Garcia won on what would have been the 60th birthday of Ballesteros, a date seemingly destined for great things from him. Rose, a popular figure in the game, gained more admirers as a gracious runner-up. "You don't want to lose, but it hurt less to lose to him". "He deserves it, he's had his fair share of heartache", Rose told reporters.

The congratulations rolled in, led by a telegram from Spanish King Felipe VI saying "your achievement is a spectacular triumph for Spanish golf".

Rose certainly was convinced, the Olympic champion going toe-to-toe with Garcia in a back-nine battle that at times played out like a heavyweight fight. "I'd love to be wearing the Green Jacket but if it wasn't me then I'm glad it is him". The pairing both missed putts and birdie chances on the 72nd hole which forced the play-off. Garcia led by three going into the final round, shot a 73, missed a putt on the final hole and lost in a playoff to Padraig Harrington.

That set the stage for 18. Rose was poised to deliver a knockout on the par-5 13th when Garcia went left beyond the creek and into the bush. "But I knew what I was capable of doing, and I believe that I could do it".

And then he shot 79-83 at Carnoustie and sobbed on his mother's shoulder on his way out.

"It's one of these courses that you get a little bit too aggressive and you miss it on the wrong side and you end up looking at birdie and end up making bogey, and that's frustrating". Not enough of a kick, however, and he could only bunt the ball down the fairway and then wedge to 15 feet.

Spieth stopped each time the huge gallery shouted while Garcia and Rose putted out. All four of these golfers were chasing their first major championship, creating an atmosphere of competition that attracts golf fans from all over.

Rose's wayward drive opened up the door for Garcia and he took the opportunity with both hands, replicating his tee shot and approach from 20 minutes earlier before rolling in a 15-foot putt to seal his crowning moment. No major victor has had to wait so long.

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