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Encyclopedia > Sergio García

Sergio García (born January 9, 1980 in Castellon, Spain), nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish golfer who plays both on the United States PGA TOUR and the PGA European Tour. January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The Kingdom of Spain or Spain (Spanish and Galician: Reino de España or España; Catalan: Regne dEspanya; Basque: Espainiako Erresuma) is a country located in the southwest of Europe. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ... The PGA TOUR (correctly rendered in all caps) is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA which operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour, headquartered in Virginia Water, Surrey, United Kingdom, that is the primary golf tour in Europe. ...

Garcia turned professional in 1999 after shooting the lowest amateur score in the 1999 Masters. He won his first PGA TOUR tournament at the 2001 MasterCard Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas and won again at the Buick Classic the same year. In 2002, he won the Mercedes Championships and in 2004, Garcia won the EDS Byron Nelson Championship and the Buick Classic for the second time. The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... MasterCard Incorporated is a membership organization owned by the 25,000 financial institutions that issue its card. ... In general, the word colonial means of or relating to a colony. In United States history, the term Colonial is used to refer to the period before US independence. ... Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River and forming part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... Electronic Data Systems (EDS) (NYSE: EDS) is a global information technology services company that was established in 1962 by Ross Perot and is headquartered in Plano, Texas. ...

Garcia was also a member of the European Ryder Cup team in 1999, and again in 2002 and 2004, with a career record at the Ryder Cup of 10-3-2. World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...

External links

  • PGA TOUR Bio for Sergio Garcia (http://www.pgatour.com/players/bio/238069)
  • Sergio Garcia at Golf Stars Online (http://www.golfstarsonline.com/G/Sergio_Garcia/) Links to feature articles, interviews and other online resources concerning Sergio Garcia



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