Sergio Returns to the Winners Circle at Sanderson Farms Championship PDF Print E-mail



Sergio Garcia celebrates after his first PGA Tour win since 2017.


Jackson, Mississippi - Sergio Garcia hadn't won on the PGA Tour since

capturing his first major championship at the Masters three years ago.

In 2020, he failed to make the FedEx Cup playoffs and fell out of the

top 50 in the world for the first time since 2011. His first visit to the

Country Club of Jackson for the Sanderson Farms Championship changed


Garcia took the lead after his flawless 5-wood approach from 260 yards

out on the par 5 fourteenth set up an eagle putt from just inside 4 feet

to tie for the lead. He sealed the deal with an 8-iron to two feet for birdie

on 482 yard eighteenth for a final round 67 (-19) and a one-stroke victory.

Afterwards Sergio was emotional, revealing that he had lost two uncles

recently to Covid-19, and that this one was for his Dad, “The perfect ending

for an amazing week,” Garcia said.

Peter Malnati, who won the event in 2015, fired a final round 63 to finish

solo second at 18 under par.