Sergio Garcia’s final-round 68 left him four shots clear of Henrik Stenson and earned him a victory at the Thailand Golf Championship at AmadaCountry Club in Bangkok.
The 33-year-old Spaniard had a great week of ball striking, highlighted by a 236-yard hole-in-one during the second round. This was the first tournament that Garcia used the yet-to-be-announced Tour Preferred irons from TaylorMade.
With his girlfriend caddying and a crisp new irons in the bag, Garcia carded rounds in the 60s all four days, leaving him at 22-under-par. The victory is Garcia’s first this year with his previous win coming at the Johor Open, an Asian Tour event in Malaysia, last December. It was his fourth career victory on the Asian Tour.
“It was great, an amazing week … obviously being the last week of the year and for having Katharina (Boehm) caddie for me,” Garcia said following his round. “I knew Henrik was going to make it difficult for me. He’s been playing so amazingly great, and he did.
“I pretty much knew that finishing par, par, the tournament was pretty much mine, and then just making sure I kept the tee shot dry on 18 and I hit a great second shot with a six iron, and once the ball came out of the club face, I knew that I was pretty much done.”
Garcia was pleased with the performance of his new irons, which his 22-under-par total indicates. Garcia had 26 birdies, one eagle, an ace and just three bogeys on the week.