Ser­gio Europe’s top golfer

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

VIR­GINIA WA­TER, ENG­LAND — Ser­gio Gar­cia has been voted as the Euro­pean Tour’s golfer of the year af­ter claim­ing his first ma­jor ti­tle at the Masters and win­ning two more events in 2017.

The 37-year-old Spa­niard, who also got mar­ried in July, says “I think both on and off the golf course it has been a unique and un­be­liev­able year, and one that I will def­i­nitely re­mem­ber my whole life.”

Gar­cia held off Ry­der Cup team­mate Justin Rose to win at Au­gusta in his 74th ap­pear­ance at a ma­jor. He also won the Dubai Desert Clas­sic and the An­dalu­cia Valder­rama Masters.

The award was voted for by mem­bers of the golf­ing me­dia.

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