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Pair of eagles help Bjorn to Nedbank Golf challenge title

Pair of eagles help Bjorn to Nedbank Golf challenge title

SUN CITY, South Africa, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Thomas Bjorn had a pair of back-nine eagles Sunday in coming from behind and winning the European Tour's Nedbank Golf Challenge.

Donaldson retains Nedbank Golf Challenge lead

SUN CITY, South Africa, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Jamie Donaldson used a 5-under-par 67 Saturday to maintain his three-stroke lead at the European Tour's Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.
Jamie Donaldson moves to front at Nedbank Golf Challenge

Jamie Donaldson moves to front at Nedbank Golf Challenge

SUN CITY, South Africa, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Jamie Donaldson used a fast start Friday to climb into the lead halfway through the European Tour's Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.
Luke Donald in front at Nedbank Golf Challenge

Luke Donald in front at Nedbank Golf Challenge

SUN CITY, South Africa, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Luke Donald was ahead by two strokes Thursday at the European Tour's Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa when play was stopped because of lightning.
Dustin Johnson wins WGC-HSBC Champions in Shangahi

Dustin Johnson wins WGC-HSBC Champions in Shangahi

SHANGHAI, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Dustin Johnson was 5-under-par over the last six holes Sunday in holding off Ian Poulter and taking the WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament in Shanghai.
Bradley up by four at PGA tournament in Malaysia

Bradley up by four at PGA tournament in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Keegan Bradley, with five birdies in one late six-hole span Friday, pulled out to a four-stroke lead halfway through the PGA Tour's CIMB Classic in Malaysia.
Ryan Moore in front at PGA Tour stop in Malaysia

Ryan Moore in front at PGA Tour stop in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Ryan Moore, despite an opening-hole bogey, fired a 9-under-par 63 Thursday in grabbing the first-round lead at the PGA Tour's CIMB Classic in Malaysia.
Stenson takes lead at PGA's Tour Championship

Stenson takes lead at PGA's Tour Championship

ATLANTA, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Henrik Stenson and Adam Scott put themselves in position for a $10 million duel Thursday by finishing 1-2 in the opening round of the Tour Championship.

Calif. bill allows more immigrants to get driver's licenses

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Gov. Jerry Brown is praising a bill allowing more illegal immigrants to obtain a California driver's license.

Henrik Stenson surges to Deutsche Bank Championship win

NORTON, Mass., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Henrik Stenson surged to a two-stroke victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship Monday, using a 5-under 66 to claim his first PGA Tour win since 2009.

Sergio Garcia extends lead at Deutsche Bank Championship

NORTON, Mass., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Second-round leader Sergio Garcia fired an 6-under-par 65 Sunday to lengthen his lead after 54 holes of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Sergio Garcia posts 1-stroke lead at Deutsche Bank Championship

NORTON, Mass., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia, seeking his ninth PGA Tour title, carded a 7-under-par 64 Saturday to take a one-shot lead after three rounds of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Mickelson's 63 gives him the lead in PGA Tour playoffs

NORTON, Mass., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson made a run at a sub-60 score for the second time this year Friday and finally settled for a 1-shot lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Rookie Patrick Reed leads at Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Rookie Patrick Reed led a wave of young golfers to the top Friday and took the lead after 36 holes of the Wyndham Championship.

Stroud shares lead in PGA Tour regular-season finale

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Chris Stroud, enjoying the best season of his winless seven-year career on the PGA Tour, seized a share of the lead Thursday at the Wyndham Championship.
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Sergio Garcia
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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