Sergio Garcia wins the Masters, ends drought at the majors

Rose and Sergio Garcia fought out a thrilling duel at Augusta National, with Rose overturning an early three-stroke deficit to lead by a shot after 16 holes, only to bogey the 17th and then fail to convert a birdie attempt from seven feet on the last.

According to the Masters media guide, Garcia will get to hold onto the jacket for a year and then will return it to Augusta National Golf Club prior to next year's tournament, where it will remain unless he wins the tournament again.

Garcia then birdied the 14th and eagled the 15th, where Rose responded with a birdie to head to the 16th tee tied for the lead. The sudden-death playoff was a bit anticlimactic, pretty much decided when Rose drove behind a towering magnolia tree right of the fairway, forcing him to punch out and hope he could somehow make par.

"It all happened on the last eight holes today and the patience I showed on the front nine was probably key on the back nine".

The winning putt swirled into the cup on the first playoff hole, giving "El Nino" a Masters green jacket and giving the country's golden generation of sports stars a new life.

Garcia and Fowler will also be seeking their first major wins.

"He deserves it. He's had his fair share of heartbreak".

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"I'm really pleased with the way we finished this round to get back to red" under par numbers, Spieth said.

Garcia unraveled on the downhill par-4 10th, popping up his tee shot before slashing his long approach shot into the bushes long and right of the green on the way to a bogey.

Masters Sunday is a little different this year, because the final round showdown isn't between two or three players. "I thought I had it on 18 (in regulation)".

Or perhaps he was thinking of the 7-footer at the 17th, the one he just didn't hit hard enough, resulting in a bogey that sent him to the 72nd hole tied with Garcia. "I think that at the end of the day, that's really the only thing you can do". 10 and 11 to fall two back.

"It's a coin flip, is it going to jump or come out spinny, " Spieth said. He tied for fourth with Thomas Pieters, who ran off four birdies on the back nine. Woods may have been capable of winning with his "B" game, but no-one else is, not even current number one Dustin Johnson. "I was playing for a little backstop behind the hole, hit a great shot and unfortunately it carried too far and set up a tough two-putt".

Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel birdied the 18th for a 68 to finish third.

"We've been having a blast this week", Fowler said. The state of Texas boasts the most Masters champions with 13 wins: Jack Burke (1956), Charles Coody (1971), Ben Crenshaw (1984, 1995), Jimmy Demaret (1940, 1947 and 1950), Ralph Guldahl (1939), Ben Hogan (1951, 1953), Byron Nelson (1937 and 1942) and Spieth (2015).

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