Sergio Garcia’s week began with a generous gift to a fan. It ended with him receiving a giant trophy for his mantelpiece.
Following 206 consecutive days of a fan asking to caddie for him on Twitter, Garcia finally relented last weekend. And whether it was karma, the golf gods rewarding him, or just a total coincidence, the Spaniard got his 12th career European Tour title on Sunday.
Garcia shot a final-round 69 to beat Henrik Stenson by three shots at the Dubai Desert Classic, capping a wild week in the desert that included Tiger Woods’ withdrawal. Here’s Garcia converting a final par putt to wrap up a bogey-free day:
Perhaps more impressively, he was able to pick up the tournament’s large prize after:
Garcia will let
stalker super fan Mark Johnson caddie for him at the British Masters Pro-Am in September. And who knows? Maybe after that act of kindness, Garcia will also have hoisted a first major championship trophy by then.
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