Sergio Garcia had a long history with Texas even before he became a part-time resident.
He made his PGA Tour debut as a pro in 1999 at the Byron Nelson Classic and caused an immediate sensation with the gallery outside Dallas when he made eight birdies in 15 holes and had a chance for a 59 when he had a 4-iron into the par-5 16th hole. He finished par-par-bogey for a 62 and tied for third that week.
Two years later, the Spaniard won his first PGA Tour event at Colonial, the first of three victories in the Lone Star State.
Now, the connection extends to family. He married Angela Akins last summer, and he's based out of the Austin area when he's playing in America....