Garcia wins Byron Nelson Classic

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:06 IST

Spaniard Sergio Garcia made a great return to Dallas by winning his 4th PGA event.

Garcia wins Byron Nelson Classic

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Spaniard Sergio Garcia made a great return to Dallas by winning his 4th PGA event, the first since 2002 at the Byron Nelson Classic. Garcia entered the final round of the Byron Nelson Classic 3 strokes ahead of the rest of the field. World number one Tiger Woods might have been expected to challenge him. He did sink this long putt for birdie on the 7th hole, but eventually finished the tournament one stroke out of the play-off in joint fourth position. Meanwhile Garcia holed this birdie putt to move to 12 under par, but a one over par final round meant that he would finish at a 10 under par 270. Hot on his heels was Robert Damron. The shot of the day was definitely this approach shot on the 15th hole for an eagle. Damron's 10 under wsa also matched by Dudley Hart. Garcia then had a chance for an outright win, but this birdie putt just missed the cup and that meant a three-way play-off was inevitable. But Damron and Hart both missed their par putts on the first play-off hole. And that left the door wide open for Garcia. The victory at the Byron Nelson classic was Sergio Garcia's 4th PGA tour title, and first since 2002. The 24-year-old has also gained 66 world-ranking points in climbing to number 2 in the European standings for the Ryder Cup. Five years after making his professional debut at the Byron Nelson Classic, Sergio Garcia returned to Dallas for his fourth PGA tour title. Garcia, whose last PGA tour-win was in the 2002 Mercedes Championships, won the Byron Nelson title on Sunday after a three way play-off. The victory pushes the spaniard to number two in the European standings for the Ryder Cup.



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