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Sergio Garcia Takes 1st Masters

April 10th, 2017

Sergio Garcia's birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff against Justin Rose on Sunday at Augusta earned the Spaniard his first major title-- and a green jacket.

Garcia overcame a two-shot deficit with six holes to play and beat Rose for his first major after nearly two decades of heartache.

No one ever played more majors as a pro -- 70 -- before winning one for the first time.

Garcia became the third Spaniard to win the Masters, winning on what would have been the 60th birthday of the late Seve Ballesteros. And it was Jose Maria Olazabal, who won the Masters in 1994 and 1999, who sent him a text on the eve of the Masters telling Garcia to believe and "to not let things get to me like I've done in the past."

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