Sergio Garcia

At the 2007 British Open at Carnoustie in Scotland, Sergio Garcia came as close as he has ever come to notching up his first victory at a major championship, eventually losing out in a close-fought playoff to Ireland’s Pádraig Harrington.
In addition to his runner-up finish at last year’s British Open, Garcia also finished tied for fifth place at the 2005 and 2006 Opens. He has also finished second at the PGA Championship in 1999 and third in 2006. His best finish at the US Open was a tie for third place in 2005, while he finished tied for fourth at the Masters in 2004.
At 15, Garcia became the youngest player to make the cut at a European Tour event – the 1995 Turespana Open Mediterranea. In the same year, he became the youngest player to win the European Amateur Championship.
Sergio Garcia turned professional in 1999 and came to prominence in a fierce battle with Tiger Woods at the 1999 PGA Championship, where he ended as runner-up at the age of just 19.
Garcia won his first PGA Tour tournament at the 2001 MasterCard Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, claiming victory again at the 2001 Buick Classic.
In 2002, Garcia won the Mercedes Championships and in 2004, he won the EDS Byron Nelson Championship and the Buick Classic for a second time. His sixth PGA Tour victory came at the 2005 Booz Allen Classic. He also plays a limited schedule on the European Tour, where he has won six times.
Garcia had risen into the top five of the Official World Golf Rankings, but after an inconsistent 2006 season, he dropped out of the top 10. At January 6th, 2008, Garcia was ranked 12th in the world.
In the 2007 PGA Championship, Sergio Garcia was disqualified after signing an incorrect scorecard after the third round.