Perhaps she was just what he needed to break his year-long win drought. Sergio Garcia, who had his girlfriend Katharina Boehm on his bag, won the Thailand Golf Championship at the Amata Spring Country Club by four shots over Henrik Stenson, firing a final-round four-under 68.
The Spaniard held the lead since the second round and finished strong on Sunday to post a tournament total of 22-under 266.
Garica’s last victory came about a year ago at the Johor Open in Malaysia in December 2012. The win is his fourth on the Asian Tour.
“It was great, an amazing week,” said Garcia. “I’m very, very happy and I can’t wait to go back home to Switzerland and kind of sleep on it a little bit.”
Stenson, who won both the FedExCup and the Race to Dubai, lingered around to keep Garcia on his toes.
“I knew Henrik was going to make it difficult for me,” said Garcia. “He’s been playing so amazingly great, and he did. I started well, but he also did. He kept hitting good shot after good shot.”
Stenson admitted that fatigue was a factor and he’s looking forward to some rest.
“It was a good week,” said the Swede. “Especially (because) I’ve had a great year but coming here really on the fumes left in the tank, not too much going for me to perform this week in that sense. But I was hanging in there and I was just coming up a couple short.”
Charl Schwartzel and Justin Rose tied for fourth with two others. Rickie Fowler also notched a top 10, but finished 11 shots behind the champ.
It’s been a rough, controversial year for Sergio, so it’s good to see him end it on a good note, especially with his pretty girlfriend! Things look like they’re on the up!
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