Andalucia Masters: Sergio Garcia completes narrow win

Sergio Garcia
Garcia is back in the world's top 20 after his second title in a week

Sergio Garcia climbed back into the world's top 20 with victory in the Andalucia Masters at Valderrama.

Garcia, 31, started the day two shots clear of compatriot Miguel Angel Jimenez and survived a shaky start to take his second title in a week.

The Spaniard ended a three-year title drought last weekend with an emphatic 11-shot victory and closed out victory with a 71.

Jimenez led at the turn but finished a shot back on five under after a 70.

Scotland's Richie Ramsay, leader going into the weekend, briefly jumped into a share of the lead with Garcia on the back nine, only to shank his tee shot on the par-three 15th.

His ball was only found after the five-minute search time had elapsed and the resulting double bogey effectively ended his hopes.

A birdie at 18 at least ensured Ramsay claimed outright third ahead of Shane Lowry, who carded an impressive 67.

Garcia - who - hit two bogeys in the first seven holes as he was overtaken by Jimenez, but recovered to lead by three with three to play.

Jimenez birdied the 16th and 17th and Garcia was left with a tricky chip onto the final green before rolling in from four feet to finish the tournament on six under.

Garcia 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."

Victory earned Garcia the last place in next week's Champions event in Shanghai.

World number one from the tournament in China with the birth of his second child imminent.

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