Six top-10's for the season to date would generally be considered a good haul for a Tour star but entering the KLM Open Sergio Garcia had something to prove. And he did just that.

In a year when the Spaniard has come in for heavy criticism over his on-course tantrums, perhaps it was fitting that Garcia showed all his experience and guile to win in Holland while at the same time Europe's ladies were somehow finding a way to win The Solheim Cup.  Maybe it’s a reminder of how much Europe needs players of Garcia's character to get the job done.

With only one bogey over the first 54 holes the nuts on Garcia's wheels began to come loose in the final round at The International in Amsterdam but four bogeys were offset by seven birdies and bags of experience under pressure to post 18 under and win by one.

Find of the week was 18 year old Dane Nicolai Hojgaard who, in just his third event as a pro, finished solo second with Matt Wallace in third.
For Sergio it's his 16th Tour victory and sixth conversion from eight when leading after 54 holes.

Sergio Garcia What's In The Bag

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (9 deg) with a  Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 80x shaft.
Woods: Callaway Epic Flash (15 deg) 3-wood and (18 deg) 5-wood with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue shafts.
Irons: (3-PW) Callaway Apex MB Smoke with Nippon Modus Tour 130x shafts.
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (54, 58 deg) with Nippon Modus Tour 130x shafts.
Putter: Odyssey Toulon Design Atlanta
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X


How He Did It: Stats Report

Using his 9 degree Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero driver Sergio hit 34 fairways for the week (T18 in the field) and averaged 301.4 yards.
As always when he contends, the 39 year old's irons were his trademark. Using his new smoke finished Apex MB irons the 2017 Masters champion hit 60 greens in regulation, T3 in the stats.
The Spaniard was also tidy around the greens of The International with his Callaway Mack Daddy 4 wedges and Odyssey Toulon Design Atlanta putter contributing to a cumulative clip of -1, -10, -7 for the par-3's, 4's and 5's.  In total he circled 23 birdies versus just five bogeys over the 72 holes.

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