(RELEASE) - This week’s national cover of Sports Illustrated features Spanish professional golfer Sergio Garcia following his incredible win at the 2017 Masters Tournament, which marked his first-ever Masters title. The cover line reads, “SER-GEE-OH! Major breakthrough at the 81st Masters.”
+ Read “Viva Sergio! The Spaniard claims his first major win after 73 attempts” by Alan Shipnuck
+ See SI’s Sergio Garcia cover here: http://bit.ly/2o0a6AV
+ Stay up-to-date with golf news at Golf.com
+ Check out the history of the Masters green jacket here: http://bit.ly/1UGDRok
+ See pro golfers' reactions to Sergio Garcia’s win on social media here: http://bit.ly/2osrUZx
HIGHLIGHTS FROM SI’S NATIONAL COVER STORY ON SERGIO GARCIA:
On Garcia’s longtime Masters slump, pro golfer and Garcia’s Ryder Cup comrade Martin Kaymer says: "Poor Sergio … It wasn’t fair to be made into Tiger’s rival—who could live up to that? I think it damaged him a little bit.”
Professional golfer Brandt Snedeker tells SI that Garcia is: "one of the most caring, fun, funny people around… I think he deserved to win a major. I feel like the game is in a better place with him winning a major instead of the other way around."
From Alan Shipnuck’s piece: “By the time García arrived at Augusta last week he was largely a forgotten figure, despite a lopsided win two months earlier against a good field in Dubai. But he had a secret weapon: He was in love again, this time with Angela Akins, 31, a former Golf Channel talent who now wears an engagement ring the size of a satellite dish.”
For more information, visit SI.com. This issue hits newsstands April 13.