Major champion and crowd favourite Sergio Garcia arrived at the 2018 SMBC Singapore Open having won the US Masters in 2017 and lived up to his star billing by playing exquisite golf to win by five strokes.
In 2019, Sergio will be competing at Sentosa Golf Club for the third successive year following his joint 11th place finish in 2017 and crushing victory last January.
Sergio will return to the Lion City as a first time dad, his wife Angela giving birth to a daughter in March. Fittingly, the couple named the girl, Azalea, after the 13th hole at Augusta National which was pivotal to Sergio’s Masters triumph.
He successfully defended his Andalucia Valderrama Masters crown in October, 2018, winning by four shots in the weather-shortened 54-hole tournament.
That followed a great Ryder Cup, when he became Europe’s all-time points scorer in the biennial team event.
As well as winning multiple times in the United States, Europe and Asia, the Spaniard has repeatedly proved himself a great team player with starring roles in the Ryder Cup.
He was a member of the European Ryder Cup team in 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018, with six of his appearances resulting in victories.
It was little surprise that he won the SMBC Singapore Open as he is regarded as something of an Asian specialist having tasted victory in the Kolon Cup Korea Open (2002), the Champions Tournament, Shanghai (2008), the Iskandar Johor Open (2012), the Thailand Golf Championship (2013), and the Ho Tram Open, Vietnam (2015).
Date of birth: January 9, 1980
Year turned professional: 1999
2018 SMBC Singapore Open, Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation
2017 US Masters, Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation
2016 AT&T Byron Nelson
2015 Ho Tram Open
2013 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters
2012 Wyndham Championship,Thailand Golf Championship, Iskandar Johor Open
2011 Andalucia Masters
2008 World Golf Championships-Champions, THE PLAYERS Championship, Castello Masters
2005 Omega European Masters, Booz Allen Classic
2004 Mallorca Classic, EDS Byron Nelson Championship, Buick Classic
2002 Nedbank Golf Challenge, Mercedes Championships, Kolon Cup Korean Open, Canarias Open de Espana
2001 Nedbank Golf Challenge, MasterCard Colonial, Buick Classic, Lancome Trophy
1999 Murphy’s Irish Open, Linde German Masters, Dunhill Cup [with Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jose Maria Olazabal] 1997 Catalonian Open Championship