|Date of birth :
|Place of birth :
||January 9, 1980
|Turned pro :
||University of Arizona
Sergio Garcia created European Tour history by winning the first tournament staged in The Race to Dubai at the 2009 HSBC Champions.
Defeated Ryder Cup team-mate Oliver Wilson in a sudden-death play-off at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, and, as a result, climbed to a career-high of Number Two on the Official World Golf Ranking.
Won one of the game's biggest titles at the 2008 Players' Championship after a sudden-death play-off.
Came agonisingly close to his first Major victory at the US PGA Championship only to be denied by Padraig Harrington, the man who edged him out of The 136th Open Championship at Carnoustie after a dramatic play-off.
Eight years earlier, was second to Tiger Woods in the 1999 US PGA Championship as a teenager.
Also boasts a fine Ryder Cup record. Unbeaten on the first two days at The K Club to become only the second European, after Ian Woosnam, to win four points from the foursomes and fourball matches in The Ryder Cup.
Two years earlier, he had become one of only six players to claim four and a half points out of a possible five in The Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills.
Turned professional on 21st April 1999, after becoming the first Amateur Champion to finish low amateur in the Masters Tournament.