Sergio Garcia Player Profile & Career Earnings

Updated January 6, 2023
Sergio Garcia in 2022
    Sergio Garcia in 2022
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Sergio Garcia is a professional golfer from Borriol, Castellón, Spain. He turned pro in 1999 and has 36 professional wins, 11 on the PGA Tour, including the 2017 Masters, which he won in a playoff over Justin Rose.

Sergio Garcia Quick Facts

Born January 9, 1980
Hometown Borriol, Castellón, Spain
College N/A
Turned Pro 1999
Major Championships 1
PGA Tour Wins 11
Total Professional Wins 36
Career Earnings $54,452,968
Spouse Angela Akins

*wins and career earnings current through December 2022

Sergio Garcia Career Highlights

From his amateur golf days, Sergio Garcia was considered an up-and-coming player who would make waves at the professional level. At 16 years old, Garcia became the youngest player to make the cut at a European Tour event. He was also the youngest player to win the European Amateur, and even managed to win a professional event as an amateur at the 1997 Catalan Open.

In 1998, Garcia won The Amateur Championship at Muirfield and was a semi-finalist in the U.S. Amateur.

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Garcia's amateur accolades led him to turn pro in 1999, after claiming low amateur honors at the Masters that year. His “hello world” moment came at the 1999 PGA Championship at Medinah Country Club when he battled Tiger Woods before finishing in second place. Garcia famously hit an iron shot from a tree stump with his eyes closed on the 16th hole in that event.

Garcia has played between the DP World Tour and the PGA for much of his career and has won a total of 36 professional events since turning pro.

Garcia's success on the PGA Tour really began in 2001. He started by winning the MasterCard Colonial by two strokes over Phil Mickelson and Brian Gay. The following month, Garcia won his second PGA Tour event at the Buick Classic. From 2002 to 2008, Garcia notched several more wins, including one of his biggest career highlights, a playoff victory at the 2008 Players Championship. Garica won the event in a playoff over Paul Goydos.

After that victory, Garcia went several years without winning what many would consider a top event on the PGA Tour. He was at the top of many lists as the best player to have never won a major championship. His best finish in a major prior to 2017 was a playoff loss to Padraig Harrington at the 2007 British Open. Then, in 2017, Garcia entered the final round of the Masters tied with Justin Rose. The duo would end up in a playoff, and Garcia ultimately came out on top. He became the third Spanish player to win the green jacket after Seve Ballesteros and José María Olazábal.

Since his Masters win, Garcia has won five more professional events. In 2022, he joined LIV Golf and stepped away from the PGA Tour. His best individual finish was fourth in the Chicago and Jeddah events.

Aside from his controversial decision to join LIV Golf, Garcia has been no stranger to on and off-course controversy. Viewed as a fiery competitor, Garcia has had several regrettable moments, including slamming golf clubs in bunkers, arguing with rules officials, and even once spitting into the cup of a hole. I

n the 2002 U.S. Open, Garcia was heckled by fans at Bethpage Black for taking too long to hit shots. He has also publicly exchanged words with Tiger Woods, even making remarks in 2013 that were viewed as racist toward Woods. Garcia later apologized saying his words were, "totally stupid and out of place.”

Sergio Garicia has a decorated Ryder Cup history having competed for the European team 10 times (1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2021) and has earned a total of 28.5 points.

In his career, Sergio Garcia has earned $54,452,968.

When Sergio Garcia first came into professional golf, his swing was a bit unorthodox, with a loop at the top of his backswing. In 2003, Garcia got rid of the loop and converted to a more conventional golf swing. He does, however, experiment with different putting methods.


About Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia and his wife Angela Akins Garcia
    Sergio Garcia and his wife Angela Akins Garcia
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Sergio Garcia was born on January 9, 1980 in Borriol, Castellón, Spain. His father, Victor, is a club professional and taught him golf at the age of three. García won his club championship at age 12 before climbing to the top of the amateur golf rankings.

In 2017, Garcia married Golf Channel reporter Angela Akins. The couple has two children and homes in Austin, Texas; Orlando, Florida; Borriol, Spain; and Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

Until 2018, Garcia was the president and chairman of his hometown football club, CF Borriol.