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Listen to Tiger Woods swear at cameraman

Listen to Tiger Woods swear at cameraman

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 2 (UPI) --Tiger Woods swears at cameraman encroaching on space at World Golf Championships.
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Jason Day jumps to fourth in world golf rankings

Jason Day jumps to fourth in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Jason Day's victory at the WGC-Accenture Match Play lifted him to No. 4 in the men's world golf rankings as of Monday's update.

Jordan Spieth downs defending champ Matt Kuchar in WGC Match Play

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Jordan Spieth beat defending champion Matt Kuchar in a tough battle Friday, highlighting third-round play at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Defending champ Matt Kuchar advances in WGC Match Play

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Defending champ Matt Kuchar advanced but Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy were bounced from the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Thursday.
Bubba Watson's first win since 2012 moves him to 14th in rankings

Bubba Watson's first win since 2012 moves him to 14th in rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Bubba Watson's first PGA win since his 2012 Masters championship returned him to the Top 15 of the men's world golf rankings as of Monday.

Jimmy Walker reaches Top 25 in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Jimmy Walker's third PGA tour win in four months moved him into the Top 25 of the men's world golf rankings.
Kevin Stadler jumps in rankings after first PGA win

Kevin Stadler jumps in rankings after first PGA win

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Kevin Stadler leaps 70 spots in the men's world golf rankings after joining his father as a PGA Tour champion.
Garcia returns to Top 10 in men's golf rankings

Garcia returns to Top 10 in men's golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia's playoff win in the European Tour's Qatar Masters lifts him back into the Top 10 of the men's world golf rankings.
Garcia wins Qatar Masters on third playoff hole

Garcia wins Qatar Masters on third playoff hole

DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia had a birdie on the third hole of a playoff Saturday and won the European Tour's Commercial Qatar Masters.
Mickelson, Day move up in world golf rankings

Mickelson, Day move up in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson regains the world No. 4 ranking and Jason Day re-enters the Top 10 in Monday's update of the men's world golf rankings.
Another season-opening win moves Oosthuizen up in world rankings

Another season-opening win moves Oosthuizen up in world rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Louis Oosthuizen began his playing year with a win for the fourth consecutive year, a result that moved him in golf Top 30 as of Monday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.
By United Press International
Zach Johnson to seventh in world golf ranking

Zach Johnson to seventh in world golf ranking

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Zach Johnson's win at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions lifts him two spots to No. 7 in the men's world golf rankings.

California Supreme Court: Illegal immigrants can receive law licenses

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- An illegal immigrant who graduated from law school cannot be denied a California law license because of his status, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Sergio Garcia back in golf's Top 10

Sergio Garcia back in golf's Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia collected his first tournament title in about a year and returned to the men's world golf rankings Top 10 as of Monday.
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Sergio Garcia speaks at a press conference for the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York on June 16, 2009. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) .
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Sergio García Fernández (born 9 January 1980) is a Spanish professional golfer who plays on both the United States PGA Tour and the European Tour. He has spent much of his career in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings (over 300 weeks between 2000 and 2009). He reached a career high ranking of two after winning the HSBC Champions tournament in November 2008.

García began playing golf at the age of three and was taught by his father, Victor, who is a club professional. He was a star player as a junior, winning his club championship at age 12. Four years later, he set a record as the youngest player to make the cut at a European Tour event, the 1995 Turespaña Open Mediterranea. This record was broken by amateur Jason Hak in November 2008 at the UBS Hong Kong Open, beating García's record by 107 days. Also in 1995, García became the youngest player to win the European Amateur. He followed that with a win in the Boys Amateur Championship in 1997. He won a professional tournament, the 1997 Catalonian Open, on the European Challenge Tour, as an amateur. In 1998 he won The Amateur Championship, and reached the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur Championship.

García turned professional in 1999 after shooting the lowest amateur score in the 1999 Masters Tournament. His first title on the European Tour came in his sixth start as a professional, in July 1999 at the Irish Open. He first achieved worldwide prominence with a duel against Tiger Woods in the 1999 PGA Championship, where he eventually finished second. Late in the final round, García hit his most famous shot: with his ball up against a tree trunk in the right rough on the 16th hole, and the green hidden from view, he swung hard with his eyes shut and hit a low curving fade that ran up onto the green. As the shot traveled, he sprinted madly into the fairway and then scissor-kick jumped to see the result. Shortly afterwards he became the youngest player ever to compete in the Ryder Cup.

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