Sergio Garcia, Fiancee Angela Akins Celebrate After Winning 2017 Masters

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistApril 9, 2017

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.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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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:

CBS Sports @CBSSports

Sergio and his fiancee, Angela Akins, have identical reactions to the winning putt. Just awesome. https://t.co/bVAr3zOGXJ

The PGA Tour passed along the winning putt:


The wait is over! 🏆🇪🇸 #TheMasters https://t.co/zF5TxCFlFI

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:

Dan Wolken @DanWolken

Even without a major, Sergio’s career has been incredible and underrated. Now there’s no way to argue how great he’s been.

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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.


For more news, rumors and related stories about Sergio Garcia and the PGA, check out the PGA stream on Bleacher Report's app.

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