As a Spaniard, he is naturally crazy about football. At the 2010 BMW International Open, the Real Madrid fan even wore a national jersey during the round: as a tribute to the future world champion. With his golf ball, he himself is one of the best on the planet. García fought legendary duels with Tiger Woods at the age of 19. Back then he was still called “el niño”, the child – in the meantime the former world number two has long since become an established star, with numerous tournament victories in his biography. The fans love his brilliant swing technique, his emotional nature and his fighter qualities. Especially in the Ryder Cup, García is always in top form. This is probably no coincidence: when Europe and the USA compete against each other, the atmosphere is just like in football.
Favorite team: CF Borriol, Real Madrid.
Favourite player: Xabi Alonso.
European Championship Final: Spain vs. Germany. Winner Spain.
Didn’t become a soccer pro because: “Between school and all the golf training I didn’t have time to play in a team anymore”.