After 74 tries, Sergio Garcia is finally a major champion.
Garcia beat Justin Rose in a playoff hole Sunday at the 2017 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club and could hardly contain his emotions. His fiancee, Angela Akins, responded in the same manner to his first major win, as CBS Sports shared:
The PGA Tour passed along the winning putt:
All looked lost for Garcia when he tallied bogeys on Nos. 10 and 11, but he responded with a birdie on No. 14 and an eagle on No. 15. He then notched three straight pars to force the playoff (although he missed a putt on No. 18 that would have won the green jacket) and won with a birdie on the extra hole.
Justin Ray of the Golf Channel noted Garcia won the green jacket on his 19th Masters start, which is the most in history for a first-time champion.
Dan Wolken of USA Today looked at the big picture of Garcia's career:
While Garcia was "incredible and underrated" before his triumph, he now has his defining moment as one of the most notable golfers of a generation.
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