Eighteen years later, the same guy, or at least a guy with the same name, shows up at Augusta National for the 74th major of his career and we think, "Really?"
It was worth the wait.
He made a birdie on No. 14, and on the par-5 15th, he almost dropped his 8-iron directly into the cup.
The green jacket symbolizing Masters supremacy once seemed like the last major prize Garcia would contend for, having called the Augusta National layout silly and insane and suffered heartbreaking near-misses over two decades of trying.
It marked the first Masters playoff since Adam Scott beat Angel Cabrera to become the first Australian to wear the Green Jacket in 2013.
In a dazzling turn of events Sunday as the Georgia pines began to cast lengthy shadows on Augusta National Golf Club, Garcia recovered from a two-shot deficit with six holes to play and an errant drive on the par-5 13th that was destined for disaster to win the 81st edition of the Masters in a playoff against Justin Rose.
With patrons still frenetic over Garcia's eagle, Rose holed key birdie putts on Nos. "That gave me a lot of belief, and for some reason, when I get into playoffs now lately, I'm quite comfortable".
"I thought Sergio played very composed, played very well, and he played like he wasn't going to be denied - even after he made a couple mistakes".
"You know, how positive I stayed even when things weren't going that well on 10 and 11".
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Nolan Arenado and Mark Reynolds homered and Antonio Senzatela pitched five strong innings in his major league debut to help the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Thursday.
Deadlocked after nine holes, the two friends and rivals produced an enthralling back nine showdown worthy of any Masters champion in what became a head-to-head battle.
Garcia's legion of fans around the world surely feared another nightmare ending, but this time there was a happy ending for the Spaniard.
"That putt is kind of a contrary little putt", Rose said. "That putt really turned the clock a little bit for me". Garcia's caddie was even wearing the No. 89, the same number Danny Willett's caddie wore previous year when he won the Masters and the same number Jack Nicklaus' caddie wore when he won his sixth Masters in 1986.
"I feel bad I went so downhill while Rickie was still in it, because it is tough when you don't see a ball go in the hole", he said. Then he followed that by saying that he's glad that he can be asked about being the best player to only win one major in the future. Garcia, though, added another when it mattered in the play-off. "It was so freaky that I didn't feel one nerve". Garcia made his winning birdie on the famed 18th green launching a celebration that had to be felt all the way to Spain and ended his streak of 73 majors without a win.
Charl Schwartzel, the 2011 champion, closed with a 68 to grab third at 6 under.
Now we can fully embrace Garcia's career instead of feeling sympathy for him. He missed a birdie putt on No. 16 to fall one behind Rose, then climbed back into a tie when Rose bogeyed the 17th, and the entire tournament came down to one hole.
On the 72nd regulation hole, Rose missed an eight-foot birdie putt, leaving Garcia a five-footer to win, but he pushed it wide right.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he welcomes the United States strike on Syria, but believes it isn't sufficient. The news agency reports that during the Friday phone call, the Saudi monarch congratulated Trump for his "courageous decision".
George Church during its Palm Sunday service, killing at least 27 people and injuring at least 78, the Ministry of Health said. While the Copts have stood steadfast alongside the government, an increase in attacks on Christians has tested that support.
Trump has yet to spell out a strategy for what his advisers called a trade relationship based on "the principle of reciprocity". At the end of the summit Friday, Xi departed Florida for a more northern vista, landing in Alaska and requesting time with Gov.
The news agency reported that during the Friday phone call, the Saudi monarch congratulated Trump for his "courageous decision". The protesters held banners and chanted anti-American slogans Saturday such as "Death to America" and "Death to Israel".
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Monday's ceremony included a saxophonist playing "Amazing Grace" and several of Ventura's teammates laying a banner on the mound. After Cain's single, the Royals did not get another hit until Raul Mondesi's sixth-inning leadoff single.
Russian investigators say a 22-year-old suicide bomber from the former Soviet Republic of Kyrgyzstan carried out the attack in St. One of those stations was closed by a bomb threat Tuesday and again on Wednesday as officials checked for anything suspicious.
But after the zoo urged commenters to voice their frustrations - and thousands did - YouTube restored the stream within an hour. By Friday morning, April had finished all the prior night's grain and was still chomping away, the zoo said.
Rising protection could also pose significant risks to the global supply chain of USA companies, in which China plays a key role. However, Pyongyang's response suggested the reclusive state was determined to continue with its nuclear weapons programme.
Discussing the round of missile strikes, Mr Johnson told The Sun newspaper: "Crucially - they could do so again". Rouhani said "neutral countries should come and assess to make it clear where the chemical weapons came from".
But the United States president later agreed to respect the "One China" policy in a telephone call with President Xi in February. Russian Federation might even see an advantage in the strike, said Andrew Tabler, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute.
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