Sergio Garcia survives wild finish at Masters, edges Justin Rose in playoff...

Sergio Garcia survives wild finish at Masters, edges Justin Rose in playoff to win first major in 74 tries

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Sergio Garcia was trying to channel Seve Ballesteros on what would have been his hero’s 60th birthday, but he probably didn’t want to channel him quite that much.

One of golf’s most tragically doomed figures over the past two decades survived a wild closing nine holes to finally seize the major title that has eluded him for so long with a Masters playoff win over Justin Rose. It was a Ballesteros-style victory, complete with several visits into the Augusta National shrubbery, penalty strokes, choked putts — and just enough spectacular shotmaking.

The win wasn’t secured until Garcia gave up a healthy lead early, and then missed short birdie putts on the 16th and…



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