Sergio García has been linked to Adidas since 1999 when he turned professional. The German brand immediately noticed the Spaniard, just when a young Tiger Woods had already become the star of world golf in just two years alongside the ‘elderly’
From the Bavarian firm it was very clear that a talent like García could not be missed.
Sergio Garcia, results
Since then Sergio has achieved numerous successes and became one of the most media players in the world.
The man from Borriol can today boast of being the best player in the history of the Ryder Cup, the most followed competition on the planet of golf. In 2017 García renewed with Adidas, a contract that concluded at the end of 2022 and this relationship has lasted up to now.
Of the proposals made by the 2017 Augusta Masters champion, the one from the Scottish firm Druids Golf has been the one that has most satisfied the man from Castellón, who from now on will wear a new logo on his clothes during tournaments.
In any case, from the LIV Golf, which begins this Friday in Mayakoba, what they want to promote, beyond the fact that each player wears an individual brand on their clothing, is that the teams use their uniforms as billboards, in the style of Formula 1 monkeys.
He began playing golf at the age of 3 at the “Club de Campo del Mediterráneo”, where his father Victor was a teacher. At 12 he was already champion of his club, four years later he became the youngest player to pass the cut in an event of the European Tour, in the 1995 Turespaña Open Mediterranea.
This record was broken by amateur Jason Hark in the UBS Hong Kong Open . In the same year Garcìa becomes the youngest player to win the European Amateur Championship. In his amateur career he won everything: from the Topolino World Junior Championship (1994), to the European championship (1995), to the British Amateur (1998).
He turned pro in 1999 after winning the best amateur title at the Augusta Masters, reaching a hcp of +5.4 and an official match-play average of 32 wins and only one loss. In his first year as a pro, he immediately stood out with a spectacular head-to-head with Tiger Woods at the 1999 PGA Championship, where he performed his most famous shot: an intentional slice from behind a tree with the ball going into the green and García running and jumping to see it land.
García has always been one of the strongest tee-to-green players, with a very distinctive swing. He is one of the pillars of the European Ryder Cup team, in which he has 6 victories (2002, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2014, 2018) in 9 participations and has set the record of youngest participant in the tournament (in 1999 edition).
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