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Congratulations to Sergio.It is great to see talent fulfilled and hard work rewarded.
I know it's not as high profile as other sports but the US team's victory in the last America's Cup has to be up there. Their New Zealand opponents had won all the regatta races and were one win away from lifting the cup. The Americans employed Sir Ben Ainsley and won all the remaining races to take the trophy.
By Garcia's own admission, he'd accepted that his best chances of winning majors may have been behind him. That seems to have taken the pressure off and allowed him to finally deliver. It doesn't happen for everyone (eg Monty) but it's great when it does.Same has happened to Federer this year, he's playing without any pressure and is suddenly playing his most dominant tennis for a decade.
#184 Eh? Different sport in case you hadn't noticed. And who's forgotten it?
Nice piece. I have suffered with Sergio over the years and was delighted to see him break his duck. He and Rose both displayed fine sportsmanship, when golf is played in that spirit it is a joy to watch.
Didn't take very long to forget the perfect Leicester story!
My dad, who passed away last year, would have been over the moon that his favourite golfer had won a major at long last. I cried for him and for Sergio when that final putt went in.
178.Grossly unfair. Rose stood up exceptionally well. Look how Fowler and Spieth fell away. But an inspired Garcia went one better with some amazing approaches. Eagle at 15th in the final round!!! Rose has what it takes, but there aren't many multiple major winners.
Danny Willett's grin when he gave Sergio the green jacket said it all for me - he seemed happier about it than Sergio was (admittedly he was probably a bit overcome). This was a popular win for a popular golfer - now all he has to do is ignore the "man who should have won more majors" tag....the media is relentless Sergio!!
#178 I don't think you can say that just yet. Even the great Jack Nicklaus, whilst he won 18 majors, also finished runner-up 19 times. You win some, you lose some. Rose played brilliantly on Sunday. I think the only shot he messed up was his approach to 17 leading to a bogey. He certainly should feel confident in the rest of the year's majors.
Fair play Justin Rose, you are a gentleman, nothing but admiration for you.
It was sensational to watch the roller coaster, Garcia in front, then Rose, then Garcia...and I'm delighted for him.However, whilst Rose has won one Major and the Olympics, this was his to throw away and he did that, he dropped the ball.He's been there and there abouts in numerous previous Majors but if you take the one away and the Olympics, is he not also becoming a nearly man?
@86 I pay my licence to witness the written thoughts of halfwits like you.
#174 The article doesn't say "greatest", just "perfect". Greatest implies the number one, while perfect can be equalled.
Garcia proves sport is best when there is a fine balance between moments of brilliance on the field of play and the determination and dedication required to achieve it off.Sergio's story will inspire many to make all sport better - be it the team that has never won at Old Trafford or the tennis star who never won a major. Or the veteran badminton player in his first local tournament final.
Hard to get away from Bob Champion & Aldaniti in The National .... Leicester City's PL win has got to be up there .... Lloyd Honeygan whupping 'The unbeatable" Don Curry in his own backyard ? So many to mention but all subjective...Garcia winning on Seve's Birthday is a good un ... but not the greatest for sure
Excellent win, chuffed to bits for him. The bit that makes me laugh is the BBC HYS. Last year it was the big three, this year it was another big three with no mention of Garcia and Rose who helped to contribute to a fantastic masters.There are plenty of excellent players out there of which anyone can win on his day.The perfect sporting story, nah save that one for when Woods wins.
What really impressed me about Rose and Garcia was that through a full round of intense struggle, both fighting hard for the win and shooting impressive rounds that never gave another player a sniff, they never stopped showing each other courtesy, never forgot their friendship, even congratulating each other for good shots. Gentlemen both.
At what is probably the pinnacle event in the sport, and under such pressure, for the whole afternoon Rose and Garcia were a credit to themselves and their sport. Glad my son got to watch two champions battling hard to win but with class and respect. Well done Sergio!
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