Professional Golfer and rank no. 2 in 2008 Official World Golf Ranking
Sergio Garcia: Biography highlights
Sergio Garcia is among the most recognizable faces in the sports world, especially in the world of professional golf.
Full biography of Sergio Garcia
Sergio García was born in Borriol, a little town in the east coast of Spain near Castellón, on January 9th, 1980.
Sergio started playing golf when he was a child and soon he showed he had a special talent for the game. He swung his first club when he was only 3 years old under the supervision of Víctor García, his father, teacher and mentor. Víctor had worked as a caddie at Club de Campo de Madrid and then became a professional golf player.
After that, he coached at Club de Campo del Mediterraneo (Borriol), where he guided his son’s career closely watched by Consuelo, Sergio’s mother, who at the time managed the club’s pro-shop.
Sergio didn’t need too much time to stand out and when he was only 12 years old everybody knew that he was going to be a special player. When he was 15 years old he made the cut in an European Tour event and only three years later he turned pro.
Garcia found his place among the best very quickly. His name went around the world when he qualified for the 1999 Ryder Cup after only a few months of competition. That same year, “El Nino” made international headlines at the PGA Championship at Medinah Country Club, hitting a shot remembered all around the world.
Trailing Tiger Woods by a single stroke, Sergio hit an incredible shot from an awful lie behind a tree on the 16th hole and managed to get the ball to the green. Woods ended winning that tournament, but that shot will be remembered forever.
Since then, Sergio has had a brilliant career. He has been in the OWGR top ten for more than a decade, winning tournaments everywhere (Europe, United States, Africa, Asia…).
Sergio lives, breathes and bleeds Ryder Cup and was a member of the European Ryder Cup team from 1999 until 2012 (excepting 2010), holding an impressive record.
Besides golf, Sergio loves sports and enjoys playing tennis or football whenever he has some spare time. He is also a fan of Real Madrid and his passion for football took him to fill the dual role of President and player of Borriol CF, a Third Division team in the Spanish football league. He debuted on September 12th, 2010 in a match against Ribarroja CF.