Monday, December 11, 2017

Sergio Garcia named Hilton European Tour 

Golfer of the Year

Spain’s Sergio Garcia, the reigning Masters champion, has been named the Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year for 2017, receiving the prestigious annual award for the first time.
Garcia, named the Association of Golf Writers' Player of the Year a few days earlier, enjoyed a phenomenal 12 months on the global stage, winning three times on the European Tour, including an emotional first Major championship at Augusta National in April. The 37-year -old defeated his Ryder Cup team-mate Justin Rose in a play-off to become the third Spaniard to claim the famous Green Jacket, following in the footsteps of his compatriots Seve Ballesteros and José María Olazábal.
Fittingly, Garcia’s triumph came on the day the legendary Ballesteros would have turned 60, and in recognition of his achievements throughout 2017, a panel consisting of members of the golfing media voted him as winner of the Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year award for 2017, an award Ballesteros won on three occasions – in 1986, 1988 and 1991.



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