Masters in numbers: The stats behind Sergio Garcia's triumph
All the facts and figures from the final round of the 2017 Masters as Sergio Garcia becomes just the third Spanish player to win a major crown. It’s Sunday’s Masters in numbers…
- The 2017 tournament was Garcia’s 19th appearance at the Masters, which is the most starts by a first-time winner.
- Garcia became just the third Spaniard to win the Masters (and a major title). He joins Seve Ballesteros (1980 & 1983) and Jose Maria Olazabal (1994 & 1999) in claiming a Green Jacket.
- Olazabal, in 1994, was the last Masters winner to record an eagle on the back nine during the final round – until Garcia did it on Sunday.
- Garcia was five out of six for sand saves (83.33 percent) over the four rounds as he worked his short game magic round Augusta.
- Tiger Woods earned $486,000 in prize money for his Masters victory in 1997. Garcia will pocket $1,980,000 for his first major win.
- Garcia has been involved once before in a major play-off, losing to Padraig Harrington over four aggregate play-off holes at the 2007 Open at Carnoustie.
- Garcia’s bogey on the 10th hole on Sunday was his first in 19 holes at this year’s Masters.
- The last Masters tournament to be determined by a play-off was in 2013 when Adam Scott beat Angel Cabrera. There have been 17 play-offs in the history of the Masters.
- Garcia was second in drive accuracy for the entire tournament with 45 of his 56 drives finding the fairway (80.36 percent). Soren Kjeldsen was first with 46 drives finding their mark.
- The Spaniard was also second in greens in regulation, behind Paul Casey. Garcia found the putting surface 54 times out of 72 (75 percent), while Casey was accurate 56 times out of 72.
- Meanwhile, Branden Grace hit the most greens in regulation in the final round, 16 out of 18 (88.89 percent).
- Byeong Hun An was the most accurate off the tee, hitting 13 out of 14 fairways (92.86 percent).
- Statistically, the par-4 11th played as the hardest hole during the final round, averaging 4.3617. There were five birdies, 21 pars, 20 bogeys and one double-bogey or worse.
- The par-5th 13th was the easiest hole, averaging 4.4419. It yielded three eagles, 25 birdies, 10 pars, three bogeys and two double-bogeys or worse.
- There was a whopping 10 eagles during the final round – three on the 13th, two on the 15th, two on the second, one on the fifth, one on the 16th and one on the seventh.
- Martin Kaymer led the field in birdies on Sunday, sinking eight to finish level par. Runner-up Justin Rose hit 21 birdies during the tournament, the most over the four days.
- Matt Kuchar’s hole-in-one on the 16th was his fourth on the PGA Tour and the 11th final-round ace at the 16th hole at Augusta in the last 14 years.
- Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth, who were in contention for the Green Jacket at the start of Sunday, were a combined seven over par in the the final round as their push for the title slipped away.