Sergio Garcia captured his 11th PGA TOUR win at the Sanderson Farms Championship at the Country Club of Jackson.
“The perfect way, the perfect ending for an amazing week,” Garcia said, after a birdie on No. 18 gave him a one stroke win over Peter Malnatti.
Garcia’s triumph was his first PGA TOUR victory since the 2017 Masters.
“I stood up on 18 and I did what I’ve been doing all week. I trusted myself,” Garcia said. “I aimed down the right side of the fairway and just hit a hard draw, really, really nice drive, actually went quite long because it was playing a little bit into the wind, and it gave me the ability to have an 8-iron into the green instead of having a 6 or something like that, and then just hit, funny enough, my last win, Augusta — well, my last win on the PGA TOUR at Augusta, the 8-iron on 15, this time it was the 8-iron on 18, and to almost hit the pin again and to hit it that close, obviously it was a dream come true.”
Garcia earned $1.18 million and captured 500 FedEx Cup points for the win.
Malnatti won his only PGA TOUR event five years ago at the Country Club of Jackson.
“It’s funny, I mean, this game — this is my dream job, and I get to do it every day, and it beats me up and it’s so hard, and the competition out here is so strong, and you fail so much,” Malnatti said. ” I feel like I won the tournament. I probably won’t, but I feel like I did, and it’s amazing.”
Next up on the PGA TOUR is the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.
Notables in the field in Las Vegas include U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa, Rickie Fowler, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Jason Day, Cameron Champ, Patrick Cantlay, Max Homa, Hideki Matsuyama, Matt Kuchar and Matthew Wolff.