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Sport Masters champion Sergio Garcia named 2017 European Tour Player of the Year

22:25  07 december  2017
22:25  07 december  2017 Source:   golfweek.com

Fitzpatrick thrives, Garcia falters in testing start to Hong Kong Open

  Fitzpatrick thrives, Garcia falters in testing start to Hong Kong Open England's rising star Matthew Fitzpatrick enjoyed a fine start to the new European Tour Thursday, firing a four-under par round as Sergio Garcia struggled in testing conditions at the Hong Kong Open. Playing in a group with compatriot Tommy Fleetwood and defending champion Sam Brazel, Fitzpatrick hit six birdies to finish with a 66 on the par-70 course, putting him in second place one stroke off the first-round lead. "If it plays like this and I shoot the same score for the next three days, I'll be very, very happy," said Fitzpatrick, 23, after the opening round.

Sergio García Fernández (pronounced [ˈseɾxjo ɣaɾˈθi.a feɾˈnandeθ]; born 9 January 1980) is a Spanish professional golfer who plays on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour .

Spain’s Sergio Garcia , the reigning Masters Champion , has been named the Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year for 2017 , receiving the prestigious annual award for the first time. Garcia enjoyed a phenomenal 12 months on the global stage, winning three times on the European Tour , including an

a man holding a tennis racket: AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Sergio Garcia of Spain celebrates after defeating Justin Rose (not pictured) of England on the first playoff hole during the final round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia.© Getty Images AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Sergio Garcia of Spain celebrates after defeating Justin Rose (not pictured) of England on the first playoff hole during the final round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia. LONDON - Sergio Garcia has been named Hilton European Golfer of the year for 2017, the first time the Spaniard has picked up the prestigious award.

Garcia defeated Tommy Fleetwood in a close vote by a panel of members of the golfing media. He's the second Spaniard to win the award following Seve Ballesteros, who was European golfer of the year in 1986, 1988 and 1991.

Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose grab lucrative appearance fees at Hong Kong Open

  Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose grab lucrative appearance fees at Hong Kong Open Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose were handsomely rewarded for their spot in this week's UBS Hong Kong Open field.That's probably the reason Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose are in this week's $2 million UBS Hong Kong Open. They're rumored to be on $1.5 million each. Rumored because figures are never publicized, but that was the word at last week's DP World Tour Championship. (I'll happily set the record straight if anyone from UBS, Rose or Garcia's camp supplies accurate figures.

Masters champion Sergio Garcia has been named Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year for The 14-time European Tour winner also enjoyed a memorable year in his personal life, having Tommy, Justin, Tyrrell and Jon are all amazing players , and all had unbelievable years themselves.

Sergio Garcia - the Andalucia Valderrama Masters Champion . Sergio Garcia - leads into the final round of the 2017 Andalucia Valderrama Masters . Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the European Tour , Sergio Garcia and Real Club Valderrama President Nuno De Brito De Cunha. Player name . Nat. Points.

The 37-year-old finished the year third in the Race to Dubai behind European No. 1 Tommy Fleetwood and compatriot Jon Rahm. Although Fleetwood won twice and took the money title, Garcia's three wins included his Masters win, and that's what tipped the vote in his favor. Rahm, the 2017 European rookie of the year, and two-time winners Justin Rose and Tyrrell Hatton were also under consideration.

Aside from his first major victory, Garcia won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and Andalucia Valderrama Masters, a tournament hosted by his own Foundation.

"This is an amazing honour," said Garcia, who achieved personal success outside the ropes by marrying fiancée Angela Akins in July. "On and off the golf course it has been a unique and unbelievable year, and one that I will definitely remember my whole life.

Garcia starts well as locals dominate Australian PGA

  Garcia starts well as locals dominate Australian PGA U.S. Masters Champion Sergio Garcia carded a bogey-free, five-under-par 67 at the Australian PGA Championships in Queensland on Thursday to trail local pair Jordan Zunic and Adam Bland by a single stroke after the opening round. Bland surged to the top of the leaderboard with the help of six birdies in seven holes, while Zunic closed with an eagle-three on the par-five ninth to overtake Garcia, who had set the early clubhouse target at a rain-delayed Royal Pines.

Masters champion Sergio Garcia has ended a memorable 2017 on another high after being named Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year . Tommy, Justin, Tyrrell and Jon are all amazing players , and all had unbelievable years themselves. Garcia picked up his third victory of the season at the

Sergio Garcia - the 2017 Masters Champion . Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose walk off the second tee during the final round of the 2017 Masters Tournament. Pos. Player name . Nat. Hole.

"I am so happy to receive this award, and to be named the Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year, against the calibre of players that were in contention is incredible. Tommy, Justin, Tyrrell and Jon are all amazing players, and all had unbelievable years.

"With the five of us filling the top five places in the Race to Dubai, it shows the real strength of the European Tour, and European players in particular, and hopefully we will keep that going for next September in Paris."

The European Tour also announced a new 10-year deal with insurance company Staysure to sponsor the European Senior Tour, now called the Staysure Tour. The travel insurance provider and specialist in the over 50s market will also sponsor a new event called the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship with a $535,000 prize fund.

The Seniors also have more opportunity to play in 2018 with the announcement of a 19-tournament schedule that includes new events in Russia, Spain and Denmark. This year's schedule featured 15 events.

Leishman, Bland lead Australian PGA; Garcia 6 behind

  Leishman, Bland lead Australian PGA; Garcia 6 behind Marc Leishman took advantage of an early start to shoot a 7-under 65 and move into a share of the second-round lead at the Australian PGA Championship on Friday. Masters champion Sergio Garcia was six strokes behind after a 71 while Adam Scott missed the cut by two shots after bogeying four of six holes on the back nine at Royal Pines and shooting 74.Leishman started on the 10th hole and had four birdies, an eagle and two bogeys on his first nine before birdieing three of his first five holes after the turn.

Masters champion Sergio Garcia has ended a memorable 2017 on another high after being named Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year . Sergio Garcia looks back on the most memorable season of his career both on and off the course, featuring his Masters victory and his wedding to Angela Akins.

European Tour . Alfred Dunhill Links Championship . This week the PGA Tour returns home to Ponte Vedra Beach, FL for the 44th installment of The Players Championship . Notables in the field this week include defending champion Jason Day, Masters Champion Sergio Garcia , Rory McIlroy

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