Final-round Serg from Garcia earns RocketBladez first win

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TaylorMade-adidas Golf staffer Sergio Garcia recorded the lowest final-round by a winner in Asian Tour history at the rain-shortened season-ending Iskandar Johor Open.

 

The 32-year-old Spaniard, who claimed his first title on the PGA Tour in more than four years at the Wyndham Championship in August, fired an astonishing 11-under 61 to finish three shots clear on 18-under at the 54-hole event at Horizon Hills.

 

Teeing up in Malaysia for the first time in his career, Garcia birdied seven of the first nine holes to make the turn in 7-under 29, before adding birdies on 13 and 14.

A long rain delay looked to have halted the run but he quickly regained momentum at the re-start when rolling home consecutive birdies on 15 and 16.

 

“It has been a long week obviously because of the weather and I couldn't have asked for a better way to end the week,” said the World No.16.

“It has been a great experience as this is my first time in Malaysia and to be able to win is a treat.

 

“The most important thing about playing under these kinds of conditions is to keep the momentum going, especially with so much disruption.”

 

Garcia topped the greens in regulation charts for the week on 85%, claiming the first individual win for the new TaylorMade RocketBladez Tour irons.

The iron features a Speed Pocket – inspired by the distance enhancing benefits of the RocketBallz fairway woods and Rescue clubs - that promotes high launching, long and quick-stopping performance for golfers of all abilities.

Another change to Garcia’s winning TaylorMade equipment was the Project 5 prototype Tour ball.

 

Garcia, who first switched to the ball at the Dubai World Championship, is among the Tour professionals who have switched from PENTA TP5 to the Project 5 – a code name for TaylorMade’s new Tour ball, to be released in 2013.


Read more: golfmagic.com

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