Sergio Garcia’s best and worst golf moments

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Sergio Garcia's Highs & Lows Fans of Sergio Garcia have enjoyed some of the greatest days in golf's history, as well as some disappointing losses. Here is a look at the highs and lows of El Nino. 1999 PGA Championship Medinah Country Club Medinah, Illinois A 19-year-old Garcia burst onto the scene at the PGA Championship, going toe-to-toe with Tiger Woods. The Spaniard eventually succumbed to the world's No. 1, but Garcia's talent and promise stole the show.
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1999 Ryder Cup The Country Club Boston, Mass. As the youngest member of the European Ryder Cup team, Garcia showed more promise, winning 3 1/2 points as Jesper Parnevik's partner. However, the United States came back to win The Battle at Brookline 14 1/2 - 13 1/2.
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2002 U.S. Open Bethpage State Park Bethpage, New York After Garcia criticized tournament officials for not suspending play during heavy rains early in the week, inferring that if Tiger Woods had been on the course play would have been stopped, he was heckled by some New York fans at the Black Course. A Sunday 74 left him in fourth place as Woods won another major.
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2002 Ryder Cup The Belfry Sutton Coldfield, England Paired with Lee Westwood, Garcia won his Friday four-ball and foursomes matches, and he won again with Westwood in Saturday morning's foursomes to earn a third point for Europe. The pair lost to Woods and Davis Love III that afternoon, and Garcia lost his singles match Sunday to David Toms. But when Europe won the Cup, no one celebrated more than Garcia.
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2005 U.S. Open Pinehurst No. 2 Pinehurst, N.C. Garcia was at even par going into the weekend at Pinehurst, but a birdie-free 75 — which included 32 putts — Saturday shot him out of contention. A final round 70 was not enough, and Garcia finished tied for third.
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2006 British Open Royal Liverpool Hoylake, England After blistering the course with a 65 on Saturday to earn a spot in the final pairing Sunday with Woods, Garcia was never able to get on track. He struggled to a frustrating 73 and finished tied for 5th.
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2006 PGA Championship Medinah Country Club Medinah, Illinois Returning to Medinah, site of his breakthrough performance in the 1999 PGA Championship, Garcia was in contention to win his first major until bogeys at 7, 8 and 13 proved to be his undoing. His two-under-par 70 left him six strokes behind eventual winner Tiger Woods.
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2006 Ryder Cup The K Club Straffan, Ireland While still young in years, Garcia had become a veteran of Ryder Cup pressure and continued to thrive under it. Garcia went 2-0 with Jose Maria Olazabal in the four-ball matches and 2-0 with Luke Donald in the foursomes. His loss in the Sunday singles matches to Stewart Cink didn't spoil his celebration.
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2007 British Open Carnoustie Golf Links Carnoustie, Scotland After holding the lead after each of the first three rounds, Garcia appeared to be on the brink of winning his first major. But after missing a 6-foot par putt on the 72nd hole, Garcia found himself in a 4-hole playoff with Ryder Cup teammate Padraig Harrington. The Irishman won by a stroke and once again Garcia was denied a major title.
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2008 Players Championship TPC Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Garcia ended the longest victory drought of his career by making a clutch par putt to force a playoff and hitting the island green 17th on the first extra hole to defeat Paul Goydos in The Players Championship.
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2008 PGA Championship Oakland Hills Country Club Bloomfield Township, Michigan Garcia was again in position to win his first major championship, and again he lost to Harrington, this time at the 2008 PGA Championship. Garcia made a bogey on 16 after hitting his second shot in the water. Harrington then made clutch putts on 16, 17 and 18 to win by two.