Spaniard, Sergio Garcia secured his 16th European Tour title following a hard-fought one-shot victory, over the 18-year-old Nicolai Hojgaard, on his debut at the 2019 KLM Open on Sunday.
The International in Amsterdam hosted the 100th edition of the tournament. It is a historic golf venue that dates far back as 1912. However, this also coincided with event sponsor KLM – the Dutch airline – celebrating their centenary year in business during a special week in Amsterdam.
Garcia began had the day tied at the lead with Callum Shinkwin at 15 under. However, he then endured a mixed front nine where he was leading by two at the fifth, only to be trailing playing partner Callum Shinkwin by one shot at the seventh following back-to-back bogeys.
But, a double-bogey at the tenth by the Englishman is what handed Garcia the initiative. So, the 39-year-old capitalised on his experience to stay ahead of the pack by a single stroke with an 18 under par total.
“It was honestly amazing to have my brother, Angie my wife and little Azalea [Garcia’s daughter] here, it’s very special,” Garcia said.
Sergio Garcia won the 2019 KLM Open in stunning style, making it 16th European Tour win in his career.
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