Back-to-Back Wins for Garcia in Spain

Sergio Garcia, who had not won an event any where in the world in almost three years has now won back-to-back tournaments in his native Spain.

The 31-year old won last week at the Castello Masters by a staggering 11 strokes, to show signs of life once again out of his game and put the spark back in his love of golf.

This week at the Andalucia Masters in Sotogrande, Spain, Garcia held off fellow Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez by one stroke to claim his second victory in as many weeks on the European Tour.

Jimenez, who grabbed an early lead in the final round, surrendered shots on the back nine on 13 and 15 allowing Garcia to come back and capture the title.

Garcia came out of the blocks stumbling on the front side with two early bogeys on six and seven, bounced back key birdies on 11 and 14 to card an Even par round of 71 on his way to victory.

Valderrama has plagued Garcia's past in his career, having finished runner-up here three times.

“It’s very, very special,” he said after his victory. “Valderrama - I have so much history here and unfortunately it wasn’t as good as this until now!"

In his post round press conference, Garcia was asked about his feelings after winning in back-to-back weeks in his native country.

“I’m out of words,” he said. “It’s been two amazing weeks. Miguel fought so hard and had some good chances coming in, 17 for eagle and 18 for birdie."

“I wasn’t as good as probably the last 13 days, but we hung on and managed to pull through.“On 18, we decided to play a little more conservative and make sure we hit the fairway, then the chip was just amazing. I thought it was going in."

“I’ve been in that situation three or four times on this course. It wasn’t easy, but I believed in my ability. To be able to hit the chip I hit there and roll the putt in with the pressure, it was nice.”

With his victory, Garcia now leads the European Ryder Cup points. Something he holds very special.

Now with back-to-back wins, Garcia looks like the Sergio of old, enjoying his time on the golf course, rekindling his love of the game.

The only question remains is can this momentum carry over to 2012?

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