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)
Ray Cox, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The stars couldn’t have aligned any better for Sergio Garcia’s first major title.
Sunday would have been two-time champ Seve Ballesteros’ 60th birthday. Ballesteros, who died in 2011, took a young Garcia under his wing 20 years ago and some of Garcia’s best golf moments had come with Ballesteros in the Ryder Cup.
In his 71st major as a professional, things looked grim for Garcia when he missed a 5-foot birdie late.
However, Garcia appeared to change momentum with an eagle at No. 15 and took his victory at the Masters on the first extra hole of a playoff against Justin Rose.
The last time a Masters champ had a back-nine eagle on Sunday was Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal in 1994.
Coincidence or foreshadowing? Garcia arrived at Augusta to find that his caddie’s bib number was 89, the same as Danny Willett’s a year ago and the same as Jack Nicklaus’ in his famous 1986 sixth Masters title.
Three times a Spanish golfer has led or been tied for the lead after 54 holes at Augusta National and all three have won.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.