Sports How Sergio Garcia lives his life away from the course

15:57  11 april  2017
15:57  11 april  2017 Source:   Business Insider

Despite 7-stroke deficit, McIlroy the new Masters favorite

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Sergio Garcia has finally done it. After a thrilling back-9, going head-to-head with Justin Rose, Garcia won the Masters, his first major, with a birdie putt on the first hole of the playoff. Off the course , Garcia ’s life is pretty fabulous also.

Sergio Garcia has finally done it. After a thrilling back-9, going head-to-head with Justin Rose, Garcia won the Masters, his first major, with a birdie putt on the first hole of the playoff. Off the course , Garcia ’s life is pretty fabulous also.

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After a thrilling back-9, going head-to-head with Justin Rose, Garcia won the Masters, his first major, with a birdie putt on the first hole of the playoff. The win came in the 74th major of what has otherwise been a strong career on the golf course.

Off the course, Garcia's life is pretty fabulous also. He is engaged to a golf reporter, loves to play poker, and even owns a jet and a racecar.

Below is a closer look at the life of the Masters champion.

If we consider his winnings on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour, Garcia has now made more than US$70 million in his career.

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Sergio Garcia has finally done it. After a thrilling back-9, going head-to-head with Justin Rose, Garcia won the Masters, his first major, with a birdie putt on the first hole of the playoff. Off the course , Garcia ’s life is pretty fabulous also.

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Only five golfers in the history of the game have made more. His main rival, Tiger Woods, is one.

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At The Players Championship in 2013, Garcia lost about $1.5 million in winnings when he shot 5-over on the final two holes when he was tied with Tiger Woods for the lead.

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Garcia makes about $9 million per year in endorsements, with his largest deal coming from Adidas.

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Source: Forbes

In 2013, the CEO of Adidas stood by Garcia after he made a racially insensitive joke, saying he was going to invite Tiger Woods to dinner and serve him fried chicken. Herbert Hainer called the comment "stupid," but defended maintaining their relationship by calling Garcia "a really good guy."

Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia Top Leaderboard at Masters

  Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia Top Leaderboard at Masters • Rose and Garcia stand at six under par after 54 holes at Augusta National. • Rose shot a 67 on Saturday, while Garcia carded a 70. Rickie Fowler, who is also seeking his first major championship, is one shot back. “It was there for the taking,” Rose said, referring to the picturesque conditions. “If you played great, you got rewarded.”He added, “If I had been two or three shots behind, I still would have felt I was in great position.”Funny that Rose should say that, because the leaderboard is as clogged as the traffic outside the course on Washington Road, with Bugattis and Ferraris and Teslas backed up behind the front-runners.

— Sergio Garcia tugged the lapel of his green jacket with both hands, proud of his prize and how he earned it. Major champion. "It's been an amazing week," Garcia said, "and I'm going to enjoy it for the rest of my life ."

— Sergio Garcia tugged the lapel of his green jacket with both hands, proud of his prize and how he earned it. Major champion. "It's been an amazing week," Garcia said, "and I'm going to enjoy it for the rest of my life ."

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He once nearly had to buy a fan a diamond when one of his errant shots knocked the diamond out of her ring. They did later find the diamond.


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Sergio once hired his then-girlfriend to be his caddie for a tournament. It was a good move as he won the Thailand Golf Championship ending a year-long winless drought.

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Katharina Boehm is a former college golfer, so she had experience around a golf course.

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Garcia has also dated the daughter of Greg Norman, blaming his poor 2009 season on being dumped by her.

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Source: Golf.com

He is now engaged to Angela Akins, a Golf Channel reporter, and the pair are getting married this summer.

Garcia takes early control of Masters final round

  Garcia takes early control of Masters final round Garcia takes early control of Masters final roundAfter a week of battling challenging weather from torrential rains to howling winds, golfers were greeted by ideal scoring conditions on Sunday, blue skies and a gentle breeze providing the perfect backdrop for some final round drama.

(AP) — Sergio Garcia tugged the lapel of his green jacket with both hands, proud of his prize and how he earned it. Major champion. “It’s been an amazing week,” Garcia said, “and I’m going to enjoy it for the rest of my life .”

Garcia , however, seems different now. At 37, he has settled into the most stable stage of his life . “I think that when things are going well off the golf course it’s much easier to feel comfortable on a golf course , because there’s no worries,” Sergio said earlier this year.

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She was at Augusta National to celebrate the Masters win.

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Akins played golf at the University of Texas and now Garcia spends a lot of time in Austin and has become a Longhorns fan.

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