Sergio Garcia finally has something to cheer in 2019 after he produced a fine round on Sunday to win the KLM Open.
The former Masters champion has endured a tough year, being disqualified in Saudi Arabia for purposely damaging a green one notable example of a plethora of on-course tantrums.
His ranking has taken the brunt of his struggles, as he has slid from 23 at the end of 2018 to 43 ahead of the tournament at The International in Amsterdam.
However, a three-under-par final round of 69 was enough to give him a one-stroke win over Nicolai Hojgaard and the €333,330 prize.
“We had a great week and great to win again,” Garcia said.
“I played well all week under pressure. It wasn’t easy.
“There were a couple of tough moments, but I hung on tough, that’s the most important thing.”
Despite the golf itself, Garcia said that the highlight of his victory was having his family on hand on the 18th green to watch it.
Garcia added: “It was honestly amazing to have my brother [Victor], Angela my wife, and little Azalea [Garcia’s daughter] here. It’s very special.”
Scotland’s Connor Syme and Englishman Matthew Jordan were also part of the successful quintet.
The English Open has been revived as part of the new schedule.
Close House Golf Club, near Newcastle, will host the British Masters on July 22.
The event was last staged in 2002.
The tournament at Close House, scheduled to start on July 30, is set to be the first European Tour event since the coronavirus crisis halted action.
The world number one believes it would be the ‘right call’ to push the event back to 2021.
The exhibition match, against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, raised 20 million dollars.
The Dutchman finished third and second in the first two weeks of the home-based competition.
NFL stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will also be involved.
The US President was among the viewers watching the TaylorMade Driving Relief.