• Garcia wins Sanderson Farms Champs

    Sergio Garcia
    Sergio Garcia

    Sergio Garcia claimed his first PGA Tour title in more than four years when he narrowly won the Sanderson Farms Championship on Sunday.

    Needing a birdie on the 72nd hole for victory at the Country Club of Jackson, Garcia produced a terrific iron shot that left him a short putt for the win, which he rolled in for a one-stroke victory over Peter Malnati.

    It concluded an exciting final round for the Spaniard, who came home with a solid five-under-par 67 to finish with a winning score of 19 under par for the week.

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    ‘I probably should have been in Europe if things would have been normal, and because of Covid and everything, it kind of changed my schedule a little bit, and I’m able to play a few tournaments in the fall,’ said Garcia.

    ‘Then it was really, really great to be here, to play the way I played, to believe in myself the way I did, and I’m really, really proud.

    ‘Every time you play well, even if I would have not won it, it still would have been a massive high for me this week. To be able to do a lot of the things that I did, it meant a lot. It showed me a lot of what I still have and what I still can do.

    ‘It’s obviously exciting. I’m finally very happy with the equipment that I have in my bag, with everything that I’m playing. I feel like I’m starting to be the old me, being able to hit shots from every angle, and obviously it’s exciting.’

    American JT Poston had to settle for for third spot in the end after signing off with a 70 on Sunday, while Henrik Norlander and Keegan Bradley secured T4.

    South Africa’s MJ Daffue in the end finished the week in T12 on 13 under par, following his final-round showing of 69.

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