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Is 2014 going to be Sergio Garcia’s Year?

Well it’s fair to say that Sergio Garcia has had an up and down career, and especially over the past 5 years has been the hardest of all for him.

He has gone from being one of the best players in the game to totally falling out of love with the game, but it looks like he’s right back to his best and seems to be enjoying life on and on the golf course more than ever.

Since finding love, Garcia seems to in a much better place and is much more comfortable with himself and with his golf as his recent performances would indicate .

Since bursting onto the scene when he was just 19 years old when he finished second to Tiger Woods in the PGA Championship at Medinah in 1999 after an enthralling contest, and if you remember he hit a remarkable shot from behind tree to get himself and the crowed really pumped up.

Take a look at the shot here:

He has also always been a prominent force in the Ryder Cup matches, even when his form had deserted him he managed to find a way to get the job done under the upmost pressure to help guide Europe to victory on many occasion.

Last season he looked to recapture some of the form that we had previously witnessed from the young spaniard and had a steady finish to the 2013 PGA Tour season with three top 20 finishes including a tie for ninth place in the Tour Championship.  He also ended last season with a win on an Asian Tour event.

This season also started well with a win in the Qatar Masters and a handful of top 25 finishes.

Garcia has always performed pretty well in the majors throughout his career, and let’s hope that one of the three left in this season will belong to a player that undoubtedly deserves one.

Rose Wins In Chicago

Justin Rose has sealed his place at the Tour Championship in Atlanta by winning the BMW Championship in a battling final round.

Rose, 31, chipped in for birdie on the 17th hole after admitting he nearly opted to putt it from the edge of the green and hung on to win, finishing with an even-par 71 at Cog Hill, near Chicago, for a two-shot victory over John Senden

The Englishman had watched a five-shot lead over Australian John Senden shorten to one until the birdie chip gave him the cushion for a third PGA Tour title.

Rose played bravely and later admitted: “I took on a few crazy shots.”

The world number 17 added: “The manner in which I won this tournament, it rates as high as the best tournament I’ve ever won, just by going wire-to-wire.

“I think mentally this is the best I’ve ever been in terms of being very under control with my emotions, being very calm, being very aware of the situation and feeling comfortable with it.

“I may have had better ball striking weeks as a whole but I think this week as a competitor and as a professional, I think it was probably my best ever performance.”

Having started his round nervously, with a bogey at the par-three second, Rose got back on track with birdies on the sixth and seventh.

Another bogey followed on the ninth and he was fortunate to escape with a six on the par-five 15th after a wayward tee-shot which flew into the trees.

He held a one-shot lead over Senden  going up the 17th, but after a poor approach a brilliantly holed chip for birdie effectively handed him the title with Senden only managing a par after putting his second shot in the bunker from the middle of the fairway.

Rose then hit a pumping drive up the 18th and left himself a 5 iron in on the tough par 4 and two putted for victory.