That left Garcia with a chance to win his first major title at the 74th attempt, but his putt from five feet slid past the hole and meant the first play-off at Augusta since Adam Scott beat Angel Cabrera in 2013.
In general, Sergio García ranks as the 8259th most popular famous person, and the 12th most popular golfer of all time.
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Garcia was playing his 71st consecutive major championship, a streak stretching back to the 1999 Open Championship at Carnoustie.
A month later he finished second in the US PGA Championship at the age of 19, but had since recorded a further 21 top-10 finishes without claiming a maiden major title.
Garcia signed for a 73 which left him six shots off the pace set by American William Mc Girt and Canada's Mackenzie Hughes, with Spain's Jon Rahm and Sweden's Alex Noren a shot further back with JB Holmes and Chez Reavie.
"I played 16 nicely and I obviously hit a really, really good shot (on 17) but you're looking at it and you don't know what to tell the ball," Garcia told Sky Sports.Inspirational quotes by figures ranging from Mahatma Gandhi to Audrey Hepburn.Finally, she left one from herself, a motivational line that came to sum up another unforgettable Sunday epic at the Masters.As a person born on this date, Sergio García is listed in our database as the 27th most popular celebrity for the day (January 9) and the 156th most popular for the year (1980).People born on January 9 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Aside from information specific to Sergio García's birthday, Sergio García is the 66th most famous Spanish.‘Don’t forget to be amazing today.’Look back through the annals, from Arnold Palmer to Gary Player to Jack Nicklaus, and for every great golfer there’s usually a fine woman standing by his side.