Think back, if you will, to the summer of 2007. Sergio Garcia, still the child prodigy to most of our memories, was having a fine year, and was flat outplaying the rest of the field at Carnoustie.
It seemed destiny that Sergio would win his first major championship at a golf course that insists all golf shots are hit to perfection, and heading into Sunday at that British Open, it seemed Garcia would be leaving with the Claret Jug and the first of many major championships.
But he didn't. Sergio had a par putt on the 72nd hole to win the thing outright, but couldn't get it to fall, and ended up losing to Padraig Harrington in a playoff. It would seem a man of Sergio's character might collapse after such a close call, but he bounced back. He won the Players Championship in '08, and again had a chance at a major, the PGA Championship, that Harrington would end up snatching in '08. And that is where the Sergio story stops.
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