Sergio Garcia targets more Majors after breaking duck with Masters triumph

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Garcia claimed a play-off victory over Justin Rose on Sunday (Source: Getty)

Newly-crowned Masters champion Sergio Garcia has targeted further Major titles after finally ending his wait for a maiden crown with victory at Augusta.

Garcia donned the Green Jacket after holding his nerve to triumph in a sudden death play-off against England’s Justin Rose late on Sunday night.

The 37-year-old Spaniard broke his Major duck at the 74th time of asking, having previously chalked up 23 top-10 finishes since his debut at the US PGA in 1999.

“To see that we’ve been able to win our first Major is obviously something that makes me very proud,” said Garcia. “I want to keep going forward and keep doing more things.

“For me, the most positive thing is that I feel like I have so much room for improvement. I’m not 22 or 25 any more, but I feel I still have a lot of great years in me."

Victory saw Garcia become the third Spaniard to win the Masters.

“It’s an amazing feeling to be part of that group with Seve [Ballesteros] and Jose Maria [Olazabal], my two golfing idols. It makes me so proud," he added.

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“To do it also on Seve’s 60th birthday, you couldn’t write it any better than that. I’m so honoured to be able to stand here as Masters champion.”

Garcia’s final round was far from plain sailing as a three-shot lead turned into a two-shot deficit, before a missed birdie putt for victory at the last seemed set to keep that first Major tantalisingly out of reach.

“The emotion when the putt went in on the extra hole was difficult to describe,” added Garcia. “One of my dreams has come true. I’m excited about whatever comes in the future.”

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