Spanish golfers have within their reach this week at the 87th Masters to reach the thirtieth top 10 in the history of our golf since Ramón Sota, Seve Ballesteros’ uncle by blood, finished sixth in the 1965 edition.
Fifteen years passed until the unforgettable and ill-fated Seve donned his first green jacket, becoming the first European and second international (after Gary Player) to win at Augusta. In 1983 (Seve), 1994 (Txema Olazábal), 1999 (Olazábal) and 2017 (Sergio García) came the other four Spanish victories and the post shots by Seve himself in 1985 and 1987, and by Olazábal in 1991 also deserve to be highlighted.
. We must also highlight the participation of ours in the 2002 edition, with the triumph of Tiger Woods, and where up to three! members of the Navy were among the top ten in the ranking: Txema Olazábal, Sergio García and Miguel A.
Jiménez. In total there have been 15 Spaniards who have played the Masters at least once: in addition to the aforementioned Sota, Ballesteros, Olazábal, García and Jiménez, the brothers Ángel and Sebastián Miguel, Manuel Piñero, Antonio and Ignacio Garrido have stepped on the Augusta National , Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, Álvaro Quirós, Alex Larrazábal, Rafa Cabrera and Jon Rahm.
The list, in chronological order of appearance and with the year of his debut: Ángel Miguel (1959), Sebastián Miguel (1961), Ramón Sota (1964), Severiano Ballesteros (1977), Manuel Piñero (1978), Antonio Garrido (1978 ), Txema Olazábal (1985), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (1995), Ignacio Garrido (1998), Sergio García (1999), Alex Larrazábal (2003), Álvaro Quirós (2009), Gonzalo Fernández Castaño (2012), Rafa Cabrera (2016 ) and Jon Rahm (2017).
The 29 Spanish top ten in Augusta: 1965 Ramon Sota Sesto 1980 Seve Ballesteros CHAMPION 1982 Seve Ballesteros Third 1983 Seve Ballesteros CHAMPION 1985 Seve Ballesteros Second 1986 Seve Ballesteros Fourth 1987 Seve Ballesteros Second 1989 Seve Ballesteros Fifth 1989 Txema Olazabal Eighth 1990 Seve Ballesteros Seventh 1991 Txema Olazábal Segundo 1993 Txema Olazabal Seventh 1994 Txema Olazabal CHAMPION 1999 Txema Olazabal CHAMPION 2001 Miguel A.
Jiménez Tenth 2002 Txema Olazabal Fourth 2002 Sergio Garcia Eighth 2002 Miguel A. Jiménez Ninth 2003 Txema Olazabal Eighth 2004 Sergio Garcia Fourth 2006 Txema Olazábal Third 2008 Miguel A. Jiménez Eighth 2013 Sergio Garcia Eighth 2014 Miguel A.
Jimenez Cuarto 2017 Sergio Garcia CHAMPION 2018 Jon Rahm Fourth 2019 Jon Rahm 9th 2020 Jon Rahm Seventh 2021 Jon Rahm Fifth Summary 8th of Seve 8 of Txema Rahm’s 4 Sergio’s 4 4 of Jimenez 1 of Knave