Garcia defeated Justin Rose in a sudden death playoff
Sergio Garcia is a Major champion!
The Spaniard defeated Justin Rose in a sudden death playoff on Sunday evening at Augusta National to win the Green Jacket, at the 19th time of asking.
In what was one of golf's most popular major wins in recent times, numerous players past and present, congratulated the Spaniard, but it was Rose who led the plaudits.
Danny Willett was the man with the honour of putting the Green Jacket on Garcia. Last year's champion looked delighted to welcome Garcia into the club.
Along with Rose and Willett, numerous other players congratulated Garcia on the win that was a long, long time coming.
Congrats @TheSergioGarcia. Well earned.— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 9, 2017
2 unbelievable players and 2 great friends, but I couldn't be happier for @TheSergioGarcia. You deserve it all amigo!!— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) April 9, 2017
He deserved one— Shane Lowry (@ShaneLowryGolf) April 9, 2017
Nobody deserves this more@TheSergioGarcia— Thomas Bjørn (@thomasbjorngolf) April 9, 2017
Congrats @TheSergioGarcia!! Well deserved and great playing...soak it in my man!!— Rickie Fowler (@RickieFowler) April 9, 2017
He did it! So happy for Sergio. Masters Champion #Vamos— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) April 9, 2017
Increíble @TheSergioGarcia! Celebro tu triunfo como si fuera mio. GP— Gary Player (@garyplayer) April 9, 2017
Congratulations to Sergio Garcia on his first Masters victory and first major! I thought Sergio played very (cont) https://t.co/PZDdenIzTN— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) April 10, 2017