Regarded by many as the best current player not to have won a Major, Sergio Garcia started playing golf at the age of three.
Born in Borriol, Spain, Garcia was something of a child prodigy, winning his club championship at the age of 12. Four years later - at the 1995 Turespa?a Open Mediterranea - he became the youngest player to make the cut at a European Tour event. Later that year, he became the youngest player ever to win the European Amateur Championships.
It was clearly evident that Garcia was destined to become a professional golfer and he turned pro in 1999 after shooting the lowest ever amateur score at the US Masters.
He had to wait until 2001 for his first win on the USPGA tour however, eventually finishing ahead of Phil Mickelson to win the MasterCard Colonial. After blowing the field away at the Buick Classic two months later, Garcia had announced himself on the world stage.
Since then, he has been a regular winner on the USPGA as well as the EPGA Tour, winning a combined total of 15 titles, placing him 29th on the all-time winners list.
Garcia has finished in second place at a Major on three separate occasions. But despite his relatively poor records at the Majors, he has been a vital member of the European Ryder Cup team since 1999. In the five Cups in which he has taken part so far, he holds an impressive record of 14 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses.
Career Wins: 15Major Wins: 0
Height: 5 ft, 10 in
Turned pro: 1999
Birthplace: Borriol, Castellon, Spain
Birth date: 9 January, 1980