Sergio García qualifiesd for Major number 97
by ANDREA GUSSONI | VIEW 1266
The golfer from Castellón Sergio García achieved his classification for his 'major' number 97, the United States Open, which is played at the Los Angeles Country Club in Los Angeles, California, from June 12 to 18, by overcoming one of the qualifying phases, played in Dallas.
Sergio García, Major
The man from Borriol, Masters champion in 2017, will be the third Spaniard at the US Open along with Jon Rahm, world number 2, and Álex del Rey, who got the pass by finishing fifth in the tournament played last week at the English club Walton Heath.
After more than five years have passed since his triumph in Augusta, Sergio García lost his exemptions to play in the 'majors' In addition, he competes in the LIV Golf, a circuit that does not count for a world ranking of professional golfers in which he currently ranks 206.
That is why he has to play the previous tournaments. Sergio Garcia, 43, earned his qualification at the Northwood Club and Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas, Texas. He finished fourth tied with two other players with two rounds of 66 (9 under par overall), and only surpassed by four Americans: Carson Young (-16), Austin Eckroat (-11) and Brent Grant (-10).
. The Borriol golfer, winner of 36 titles as a professional, will thus play his ninety-seventh 'major' and the twenty-fourth US Open, in which he was third and tied in 2005 for the best result. He was also fourth in 2002 and fifth in 2016.
Sergio García Fernández (Castellón de la Plana, January 9, 1980) is a Spanish golfer. He is nicknamed El Niño (the child). A professional since 1999, he is a member of the PGA Tour and the European Tour.
After his victory at the 2008 HSBC Champions he reached the position of No. 2 in the world behind Tiger Woods, and is currently No. 128 in the world. In 2016 he managed to cap his ninth victory on the PGA Tour, winning the AT & T Byron Nelson.
In 2017 he won the Augusta Masters after an extraordinary duel with the Englishman Justin Rose, which ended in a playoff.