Sergio Garcia finally won a major last year by capturing his first green jacket. Will the reigning champion be back at Augusta for the 2018 Masters?
Near miss after near miss, popular Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia finally won a major last season. By taking care of business, Garcia got the proverbial monkey of his back, winning the 2017 Masters over Scotland’s Justin Rose in sudden death. The green jacket looked so good on him last spring.
Before shining on Sunday in Augusta National a year ago, Garcia was the best close, but no cigar on the PGA Tour. He was really good at finishing runner-up in major championships on the PGA Tour. Known for his finicky nature to taking his sweet time putting on the green, it was incredible to see him earn his first green jacket.
But is Garcia playing this year? You better believe it, as the reigning Masters champion has a title to defend. Don’t think for a second that Garcia will want to put a green jacket on somebody besides himself on Sunday.
He’ll be taking to the links on Thursday at 10:53 a.m. ET along with Justin Thomas and an amateur of Doc Redman. Interestingly, the last time Garcia won on Sunday, it was at Augusta last year. Can he repeat? We’ll see.
Tiger Woods might be returning to Augusta, but there will certainly be a lot of eyes on Garcia heading into Thursday. His championship last year was the stuff of legend, even though he almost blew it in the end.
Now that Garcia has this monkey off his back, maybe he can get back into the swings of things at his new favorite course in Augusta National? Disclaimer: It is his new favorite course by default because he won his only ever major there.