Spanish Golfer Sergio Garcia just made a surprise swing into the event quarter-finals of the PGA Tour’s World Golf Championship group in Austin, Texas.

Garcia played with a ninth iron at hole 4 par3, 160 yards long. The ball goes green and then kicks back into the hole. Garcia himself was also surprised in this ace.

Sergio Garcia hole-in-one at Dell Match Play on March 27

The prize is in the form of a match with a prize fund of 10.5 million USD. After two round of four-person group matches, Garcia met Lee Westwood on March 26 to compete for the only ticket for the first stage of the knockout round. This duel counts each hole in the fashion of sudden death. Garcia was given the chance to close the match at the first playoff hole but failed to finish the putt phase, 1.2 meters away. Balanced posture throughout the three holes. Garcia hit the ace in the fourth hole.

“I don’t know what to say. The hole-in-one is a miracle. The ball is sweet, but it must be very lucky. Because it didn’t hit the flag, but landed on a little bit and then pulled back to the hole. I was very happy, but sorry for it. Lee. Unfortunately we must have a loser, “Garcia said. He and Westwood have at least seven European caps for the Ryder Cup with America.

Garcia, born in 1980, won the major Masters 2017 in 11 PGA Tour championships and 16 European Tour trophies. And his teammates are seven years older, twice crowned in the American arena, but 25 times won the European tournament system. It was Westwood that ended Tiger Woods’ number one domination of the world – OWGR – in 2010. He was also the first of three non-major golfers to top OWGR, alongside Luke Donald and Jon Rahm.

Garcia is excited for a hole-in-one but sorry for Lee Westwood.  Photo: Reuters

Garcia is excited for a hole-in-one but sorry for Lee Westwood. Image: Reuters

On the first day of Dell Match Play, Garcia won his former teammate 4 & 3. In match play, the competition ends when the lead-up gain is greater than the number of holes not played and the score is displayed on the principle of number of ups first and the number of holes remaining behind.

Winning Tyrrell Hatton 3 & 2 in the second match, but Garcia lost to Matt Wallace with the same score for the third match. Before entering this stage, Garcia had a leg pain. “I went into the changing room and had cramps while wearing my shoes. Although I tried to stretch but it did not go away completely. Then at hole 6, my feet were reddened so I had to take painkillers,” Garcia said.

Yesterday, Garcia lost to Victor Perez 4 & 3 in the quarterfinals. The semifinals today, March 28 include Perez – Billy Horschel, Matt Kuchar – Scottie Scheffler.

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