72 - 69 - 69 - 69 : 279
- Birthplace: Castellon, Spain
- Residence: Borriol, Spain
- Age: 31
- Turned Pro: 1999
PGA TOUR Victories
2001,MasterCard Colonial, Buick Classic. 2002,Mercedes Championships. 2004,EDS Byron Nelson Championship, Buick Classic. 2005,Booz Allen Classic. 2008,THE PLAYERS Championship.
(11): 1997 Catalonian Open Championship. 1999 Murphy's Irish Open [Eur], Linde German Masters [Eur]. 2001 Trophee Lancome [Eur], Nedbank Golf Challenge [SAf]. 2002 Canarias Open de Espana [Eur], Kolon Cup Korean Open [Asia]. 2003 Nedbank Golf Challenge [SAf]. 2004 Mallorca Classic [Eur]. 2005 Omega European Masters [Eur]. 2008 Castello Masters [Eur].
(1): 1999 Dunhill Cup [with Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jose Maria Olazabal].
2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position
2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes
World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.
PGA TOUR Best Round
67 at Round 3, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
67 at Round 1, Verizon Heritage.
PGA TOUR Highlights
Finished fourth in his second start of the season at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship with a 5-and-4 loss to Camilo Villegas in the third-place match, advancing farther in the tournament than any of his previous eight starts there.
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
MasterCard Colonial, Buick Classic, Mercedes Championships, EDS Byron Nelson Championship, Buick Classic, Booz Allen Classic, THE PLAYERS Championship.
2009 Season Highlights
Began PGA TOUR season at Accenture Match Play Championship ranked career-high No. 2 in Official World Golf Ranking...Posted the 15th top-10 finish of his career in a major championship with a T10 at the U.S. Open. Posted three even-par rounds of 70 and a third-round, 2-over 72 to finish six strokes behind champion Lucas Glover. It was his first top-10 of the season (nine starts)...Finished fourth at the Wyndham Championship (67-64-64-70) after sharing the 54-hole lead with Chris Riley. Bunker shot on the last hole rolled within one inch of the hole, which would have put him in a four-man playoff. The only other time he put together back-to-back rounds of 64 or better was at the 2007 TOUR Championship (Rounds 2 and 3). His 195 total after 54 holes was a career best, topping his 196 at the 2007 TOUR Championship...Completed his PGA TOUR Playoff run with a T6 finish at the BMW Championship, posting four rounds of par or better. Finished the season 38th in FedExCup standings and No. 74 on the money list.
2009: Began PGA TOUR season at Accenture Match Play Championship ranked career-high No. 2 in Official World Golf Ranking...Posted the 15th top-10 finish of his career in a major championship with a T10 at the U.S. Open. Posted three even-par rounds of 70 and a third-round, 2-over 72 to finish six strokes behind champion Lucas Glover. It was his first top-10 of the season (nine starts)...Finished fourth at the Wyndham Championship (67-64-64-70) after sharing the 54-hole lead with Chris Riley. Bunker shot on the last hole rolled within one inch of the hole, which would have put him in a four-man playoff. The only other time he put together back-to-back rounds of 64 or better was at the 2007 TOUR Championship (Rounds 2 and 3). His 195 total after 54 holes was a career best, topping his 196 at the 2007 TOUR Championship...Completed his PGA TOUR Playoff run with a T6 finish at the BMW Championship, posting four rounds of par or better. Finished the season 38th in FedExCup standings and No. 74 on the money list. 2008: At age 28 and in his 10th season on the PGA TOUR, recorded his seventh career victory (PLAYERS Championship) and made his fifth appearance in the Ryder Cup. Ranked third in the FedExCup, thanks in large part to 18 made cuts in 19 starts, including six top-10s...Ended the longest victory drought of his career by making a clutch par putt to force a playoff and hitting the island-green 17th on the first extra hole to defeat Paul Goydos in THE PLAYERS Championship. His first victory in three years and 53 PGA TOUR events was keyed by leading the field in Driving Accuracy and Greens in Regulation. Made a 45-foot birdie putt on the par-4 14th to get back in the game and a 7-foot par putt on the 18th hole for a 1-under 71 and a 5-under 283 total. Goydos, playing in the final group, missed a 15-foot par putt on the last hole for the win. It was the first playoff at THE PLAYERS since 1987. On the playoff hole, Goydos hit a wedge just short into the water and made double bogey before Garcia hit his tee shot within 4 feet and two-putted for the victory...Posted his second top-10 of the season with a T4 finish at the Stanford St. Jude Championship, including a bogey-free final-round 66 that left him one stroke out of a playoff...Finished runner-up to Padraig Harrington at the PGA Championship, his third runner-up finish in a major championship event. Was tied with Harrington with two holes remaining, but finished par-bogey to Harrington's birdie-par conclusion. It was also his ninth top-five in major championship starts...In his next start, lost on the second hole of a playoff at The Barclays to Vijay Singh. Singh made birdie on the par-5 17th hole after Garcia drove left and hit his second shot behind a tree on the way to a par. Kevin Sutherland was eliminated on the first playoff hole where Garcia made a 27-foot birdie putt only to be topped by Singh's 26-footer. All three players finished at 8-under 276 at Ridgewood CC in Paramus, NJ...T5 at the Deutsche Bank Championship the following week, remaining second in the FedExCup standings. It was his third consecutive top-five finish and continued a streak where 10 of his last 12 rounds were under par...Had 0-2-2 record in the Ryder Cup loss to the United States at Valhalla, but still has a 14-6-4 overall record in the competition...Following a 5-under 65 on Friday, turned in a third-round 67 to move into a three-shot lead at THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola. Posted a 1-over 71 on the final day, and then fell to Camilo Villegas on the first playoff hole. Third-place finish in the FedExCup resulted in a $2-million bonus...Won the European Tour's Castello Masters in Spain at the course he grew up on. The victory propelled him to a career-high third in the Official World Golf Ranking. 2007: Competed in all four PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup events and recorded top-10 finishes at the BMW Championship and THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola to wind up 13th on the season-long points list. Earned a career-high in earnings and had the second runner-up finish at a major championship of his career at the British Open...T3 at the World Golf Championships-CA Championship, giving him six top-10 finishes in eight career starts in the CA Championship...Birdied four of his final five holes on Sunday to post a 6-under-par 66 and finish second at THE PLAYERS Championship, two strokes behind Phil Mickelson...Held the lead after the first three rounds of the British Open. Made bogey on his 72nd hole at Carnoustie to finish in a tie with Padraig Harrington. Lost in the four-hole aggregate playoff by one stroke (1-over par to Harrington's even par). It was his 13th top-10 in a major, including finishing in the top five in the last three British Opens...Aided by Friday-Saturday rounds of 64-64, finished fourth at THE TOUR Championship. Finished ninth in the FedExCup standings to earn a $550,000 bonus. 2006: Recorded top-10s in two major championships, the British Open (T5) and PGA Championship (T3), along with a 4-1-0 record for European Ryder Cup squad...Finished out of the top 30 on money list for just the second time in six seasons, and 11th in the European Tour Order of Merit, thanks to runner-up finishes in the last two events of the season...Upped career record at the Ryder Cup to 14-4-2 after European victory. 2005: On the strength of victories on both the PGA TOUR and the European Tour, finished the season No. 8 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Posted two top-10s at majors...Outright leader through 18, 36 and 54 holes at the Wachovia Championship. Lost six-stroke lead in 12 holes. Managed to get the lead back with consecutive birdies, but slipped into a tie when he bogeyed the par-3 17th. His closing even-par 72 was good enough to get in a playoff with Vijay Singh and Jim Furyk. Eliminated on the first extra hole by three-putting from 45 feet, missing a 6-footer for par...Earned sixth career TOUR victory at the Booz Allen Classic, defeating Davis Love III, Adam Scott and Ben Crane by two shots. Trailed 54-hole leader Tom Kite by two strokes. Final-round 65 included a front-nine 6-under-par 30 that matched the low nine-hole score at Congressional CC...With six victories by age 25, only third person to accomplish that feat since 1970, joining current players Tiger Woods (29 wins) and Phil Mickelson (eight wins)...Captured his 10th international victory, riding a third-round lead to a one-stroke victory over Sweden's Peter Gustafsson at the Omega European Masters. 2004: Finished ninth in the Official World Golf Ranking, winning two TOUR events (both in playoffs) and one European Tour event...Collected his third career TOUR title at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship in a three-way playoff on the first hole over Dudley Hart and Robert Damron. Became the 13th player to win both the Byron Nelson and the Bank of America Colonial in a career...Won a three-man playoff for the second time in five weeks on the third extra hole at the Buick Classic. Victory over Rory Sabbatini and Padraig Harrington improved his playoff record to 3-1...Playing in his third Ryder Cup, had a 4-0-1 record for the winning European squad...Earned fifth career European Tour victory in Spain at the Mallorca Classic at Pula Golf Club. 2003: Managed two top-10s in 20 starts...Posted a T4 at the Buick Classic, his third straight top-10 at the tournament. 2002: Began year with a victory at the season-opening Mercedes Championship, and top-10 finishes in all four majors, the only player to do so...Posted a 3-2-0 record in Europe's winning Ryder Cup effort...Captured the Canarias Open de Espana on the European Tour, the fourth career European Tour victory for the Spain native and his first professional win in Spain...Birdied the 18th hole on The Plantation Course at the Mercedes Championships to set up playoff with David Toms, then birdied same hole again to earn third PGA TOUR title. Overcame a four-shot deficit with a final round 9-under-par 64, for the best final-round finish at The Plantation Course. The last first-time champion of the event was Tiger Woods in 1997. 2001: Recorded two victories to crack the top 10 in earnings at sixth...Became first player born in 1980s to win on TOUR with a two-stroke victory in the MasterCard Colonial. Starting the final round five off the lead and closed with a 63...Three starts after first win, became one of nine multiple winners on TOUR with a victory in Buick Classic. Tied for lead after 36 holes and led by two after 54. Closed with 67 to win by three. Become youngest player to win $2 million in a season...Lost a four-man playoff to at THE TOUR Championship (Ernie Els, David Toms and winner Mike Weir)...Was a Captain's Choice for European Ryder Cup team...Earned third European title at Trophee Lancome, edging Retief Goosen by one stroke. 2000: A successful sophomore season on TOUR which produced five top-10s and eight top-25s...Played in 16 events during the year, making 14 cuts. 1999: Made the cut in seven of nine starts, finishing in the top-10 four times with a runner-up and third-place finish...Nominated for Rookie of the Year honors (qualified by finishing top-125 on non-member money list)...In first TOUR start as a professional and second start as a pro, finished T3 at the GTE Byron Nelson Classic. Opening 62 left him one stroke behind Tiger Woods. Finished seven strokes out of Loren Roberts-Steve Pate playoff...Following Memorial payday of $58,650, had $202,650 in TOUR earnings and joined TOUR as special temporary member...Runner-up finish at PGA Championship assured berth on European Ryder Cup Team. First-round 66 gave him the lead at Medinah CC. Was youngest player to lead PGA Championship since tournament went to stroke play in 1958. On Sunday, trailed Tiger Woods by two strokes with three holes to play, and tee shot on 16 came to rest against a root behind large tree, then hit a 6-iron, with eyes closed, safely on green and ran down fairway to watch recovery shot. Finished one stroke behind Woods...Youngest Ryder Cup participant ever at age 19 years, 8 months, 15 days (more than five months younger than Nick Faldo in 1977), where he posted a 3-1-1 overall record...Won first professional event on July 4, 1999 at Murphy's Irish Open in his sixth professional start. Became European Tour's fourth-youngest winner (youngest was South African Dale Hayes, 18, when he won 1971 Spanish Open)...Earned second European Tour title at Linde German Masters on Oct. 3. Sank 15-foot birdie putt on second playoff hole to defeat Padraig Harrington...Joined Jose Maria Olazabal and Miguel Angel Jimenez to capture Spain's first Dunhill Cup title. Amateur: Turned pro on April 21, 1999 after playing in 28 professional events as an amateur...Was first British Amateur champion to finish as low amateur in Masters (1999)...Winner of 19 events as an amateur and also a professional event, the Catalonian Open, at age 17...Made the cut in 12 of 18 European Tour events entered before turning pro...At age 14, made his first cut in a European Tour event, the 1995 Turespana Open Mediterranea. Set a European Tour record as youngest player to make a cut...Won the 1995 European Amateur, the youngest winner of the event.
Father, Victor, is his teacher and the teaching professional at home club, the Club de Golf de Mediterraneo. Father has played in nine career Champions Tour events...Started playing golf at age 3 and became club champion at age 12.
PGA TOUR Playoff Record
Ryder Cup (5), 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008; Dunhill Cup (2), 1999, 2000. World Cup, 2004.