AUGUSTA, Georgia, April 9 Sergio Garcia, trying to end two decades of major disappointment, got the final round of the U.S. Masters off to a bright start with a birdie on the opening hole on Sunday to move one shot clear of Justin Rose.
The 37-year-old was asked if receiving the backing of those in attendance made his success more special and replied: "They were very supportive but I do have to say that the patrons here have always been incredible".
"I was thinking about Seve this week", Garcia said of the two-time Masters champion and the most charismatic player of his generation, who died in 2011. The runner-up said a few words, patted the new Masters champion on the chest and walked away, leaving Garcia to bask in a moment he'd been chasing for almost two decades. "To do it on his 60th birthday, it's something awesome".
Garcia celebrates a clutch putt early in his final round against Rose.
"If there's anyone I had to lose to, it's Sergio", Rose said. "He's had his fair share of heartbreak". "I played well. He made a great comeback".
Garcia was 0-for-73 in majors before he earned the green jacket on Sunday.
Garcia got a stroke back with a brilliant birdie on the par-4 14th and poured in a 15-foot eagle putt on the par-5 15th when his approach landed a foot from the hole and clipped the flagstick. I feel really confident here, this my favourite tournament of the year.
He missed a 14-foot par-saving putt that would've put some pressure on the Spaniard. Garcia squatted and shook with excitement, rose and screamed with joy and hugged good pal Rose before walking around the green to revel in the moment, pumping his fist and punching the green in delight.
Garcia says he has learned to accept bad bounces. But there's always a group that, I don't know, they are just trying to be amusing not only with me, with everyone, trying to be amusing or something. "I hit it where I wanted". "You deserve it all amigo!"
"It all happened on the last eight holes today and the patience I showed on the front nine was probably key on the back nine". He took an unplayable lie penalty, then punched into the fairway.
Trump speaks with Egyptian president on church bombings
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi declared that a three-month state of emergency would be imposed, pending parliamentary approval. He said while classes went on as usual, they were advised not to go near St Mark Church and other churches in Alexandria.
Rose reached the top with a run of five birdies over his last seven holes.
"I need to change my golf ball".
"I thought Sergio played very composed, played very well, and he played like he wasn't going to be denied - even after he made a couple (of) mistakes", Nicklaus wrote on Twitter. "It's a really, really special week for me and I'm sure the emotions will hit me here at some point". I've been through so much with him.
"Like I said [after the second round], when you go out there and do your best, there's nothing else you can ask yourself for". "But this is a tournament I am going to win one day".
Charl Schwartzel of South Africa finished alone in third at 282 after a final-round 68, while Matt Kuchar (67) and Thomas Pieters (68) of Belgium tied for fourth at 283.
Two dead in California school shooting
At least four people are injured in a classroom shooting at a Southern California elementary school, in U.S. , reports media. One father, who wasn't identified by the CNN affiliate, stood behind police tape, looking for one of his sons.
The official says a Russian-operated drone flew over a hospital in Syria as victims of the attack were rushing to get treatment. The strike has raised questions about President Trump's broader Syria strategy and whether he will pursue regime change.
Willett won the Masters previous year in just his second trip to Augusta National after finishing tied for 38th in 2015. "I feel so fortunate that I have been able to play many majors in a row and given myself a lot of chances".
He said: "I had one piece of feedback from my stepdad, one of the songs on the album has a vocal effect in the background". The One Direction heartthrob has given us the first taster of his forthcoming debut album - and we like what we hear...
Bentley's] lawyers claim they don't have enough time to study a 131-page report by the Alabama Ethics Commission". Later in the day, before the report's release, Alabama House Speaker Mac McCutcheon called on Bentley to resign.
Vaz said city officials have asked the Federal Communications Commission for help in determining who was behind the hack. City officials hope to have the system up and running by Sunday or Monday at the latest.
The tornado cut a path that was 25 to 50 yards wide and snapped trees at the country club, according to the weather service. The road to the historic Tides Inn Hotel in Irvington was blocked by fallen trees after an EF1 tornado touched down.
The third installment in Sony's animated series made its box office debut in third place with just $ 14 million . Paramount's "Ghost in the Shell" finished fifth with an estimated 7.35 million USA dollars in its second weekend.
This week, Amazon began rolling out a new update to all Amazon Fire TV devices in the United Kingdom that adds support for Alexa. ABC7 is now available on Amazon Fire TV, a streaming media player that connects directly into your television set.
I think in any campaign there are so many cross currents and events and have some greater impact than others. One Twitter user even wrote that Clinton is such a cute grandma. "That has to be admitted", she said.
A soldier serving with the US Special Forces has been killed during an operation against Isis in Afghanistan. The U.S. and Afghanistan have been conducting special operations against ISIS-Khorasan for many months.
Germany striker Mario Gomez scored his seventh goal in six games with a late consolation penalty for Wolfsburg . Schalke 04 scored twice in each half to crush strugglers VfL Wolfsburg 4-1 to climb up to 10th on 37 points.
Settle Brexit items, then hold fall talks on UK's future
Tusk's draft negotiating guidelines say that other 27 countries are ready for a transitional deal after Britain's exit in 2019. This was echoed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and outgoing French President Francois Hollande on Thursday.
Panic, damage as three strong quakes hit Philippines
Chief Inspector Glenn Valdepenas, jail warden, said they had to temporarily cancel the visiting hours due to the quakes. Hermilando Mandanas said Batangas City, Bauan, and Mabini were left without electricity.
Trump aide urges defeat of MI member of Freedom Caucus
Justin Amash, R-Mich., for criticism and urging Trump supporters to defeat the congressman in next year's primary election. Freedom Caucus there, that would be fine. "They are negotiating as we speak", Trump told the FT.
North Korea's latest missile test ended in failure: U.S
Meanwhile, regional disarmament talks that provided the North with much-needed aid have been stalled for years. The missile launch may be a precursor, with more to come as the summit starts later this week, Cossa said .
Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form
Bannon, a former executive chairman of the Breitbart News website, once said the media company was a "platform for the alt-right". But this week, he was removed from the National Security Council's principals committee in what was widely viewed as a demotion.
Gambler tied to Phil Mickelson convicted of insider trading
Mickelson agreed to forfeit almost $1 million last May that authorities said he earned through an illegal stock tip from Walters. Davis, Walters's friend, business partner and golfing pal of more than 20 years, was the government's star witness.
Rajya Sabha passes GST Bill
He said the harsh provisions related to the recovery of tax should not be implemented during the transition phase of the GST. Experts believe the GST Bill is one of the most significant reforms since India opened its economy in the early 1990s.
Emotional start to Masters with Nicklaus, Player
Golf.com cited an unnamed source two years later as saying Johnson had been suspended for a positive cocaine test. Johnson spent time on the driving range with his brother/caddie, Austin, and coach Butch Harmon.
Flood alert in Kashmir after incessant rains and snowfall
Massive traffic jams were witnessed in many parts of the city as the road were inundated as drains were overflowing. The administration also issued an avalanche warning for next the 24 hours in Kashmir valley and Kargil district.