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Will Garcia Ever Win A Major?

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Sergio Garcia is one of the most talented players of his generation. The Spaniard, who is now aged 35, broke onto the scene in 1999 and after impressing as an amateur he soon turned pro. When he won the German Masters in 1999, many predicted that Garcia would go on to have a great career.

There is no doubting that Garcia has enjoyed an illustrious career. He has won 27 tournaments since turning professional, appeared in seven Ryder Cups and has consolidated his place in the top ten of the world rankings. However, despite his undoubted talent, Garcia is yet to win a Major.

He has come close of several occasions. He holds the impressive record of finishing in the top five of in each of the four tournaments, but he has never found himself lifting the trophy at the end of the tournament.

He came second in 1999 PGA Championship, but lost out to Tiger Woods. 2002 proved to be a vintage year for Garcia, as he finished in the top ten of all four Majors that year. The closest he came to winning was the US Open, where he finished fourth, with the eventual winner again being Tiger Woods. Garcia recorded top five finishes in The Open and US Open in 2005. In 2006 he again came close at The Open, before he finished runner-up in 2007, this time losing to Padraig Harrington in a play-off.

After a quiet end to the decade, many predicted that Garcia’s chances of winning a top prize in golf were wavering. However, he recorded two top ten finishes in 2011 before putting in a good performance at the 2013 Maters, reminding people that he wasn’t over the hill just yet. 2014 again saw Garcia come agonizingly close to winning The Open, but e again had to settle for second place. 2015 has not been a vintage year for Garcia who, despite making the cut at all four tournaments, only managed one top ten finish.

If Garcia is going to win a Major, it is looking increasingly likely that it will be The Open, due to the fact that his game suits links golf and his performances have been consistent at the tournament over recent years. At the age of 35, Garcia is still young enough and hungry enough to win a Major. However, if he doesn’t he can look back proudly on a career which has seen him become one of the most successful golfers of his generation.

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