At 22-under, Garcia surges to W in Thailand

Final Round –Asian Tour – Thailand Golf Championship – Amato Spring Country Club – Chonburi, Thailand –

Spain’s Sergio Garcia cruised to a four-shot victory at the Thailand Golf Championship.

Garcia handled Amato Spring Country Club at the tune of 22-under outplaying Mr. 2013 Henrik Stenson and U.S. Open champion Justin Rose in the process. The 33-year-old shot 68 in the final round to cap the victory.

Garcia, 19th in the Official World Golf Ranking heading into the week, was a 7-to-1 pick at to start the tournament. It was Garcia’s first victory since December of 2012 when he captured the Johor Open.

Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel finished T-4, while Rickie Fowler recorded a Top 10 at T-8.

Garcia was a runner-up last week at the Nedbank Challenge.

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