Garcia gifts Fifth Major to rival Woods after big blunder at 17

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D No1 Tiger Woods won his war with rival Sergio Garcia last night after clinching the Players Championship at Sawgrass when the Spaniard shot a cataclysmic quadruple bogey on the 17th hole.

The pair traded insults after round three following a difference of opinion over a perceived lack of sportsmanship by Woods on hole two, leading Garcia to state: “We don’t enjoy each other’s company.”

Woods and Garcia were tied alongside Sweden’s David Lingmerth on 11 under-par in the final round, but birdies on the 16th saw the pair pull clear to seemingly set up a straight shootout.

However, on the iconic 17th hole – a short par three with the green surrounded by water – Garcia twice found the hazard and a seven saw him throw away the chance to win golf’s “Fifth Major”.

Woods made back-to-back pars to win for the fourth time this year.