Rory: I cried when Sergio won the Masters

Rory McIlroy shed a tear when Sergio Garcia won the Masters last month.

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Wed, 10 May 2017


Rory McIlroy says he was brought to tears when Sergio Garcia landed his maiden major title at the Masters last month.

McIlroy was speaking to the media ahead of this week's Players Championship following a mini break from the game after marrying his partner Erica Stoll in Ireland. 


"I cried, it was unbelievable," said world number two McIlroy on the topic of Garcia winning the season's first major.

"The first time I saw him was when he got into our wedding on Friday night. I gave him the biggest bear hug, (and said), 'This is unbelievable!'

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"Just to see what he's been through, and his struggles, and for it to be there (at Augusta). I mean, I'm getting goosebumps even talking about it. Sergio is a good friend of mine, he means a lot to me.

"It was a great story. I don't think it could have really went any better than it did."

Garcia will get married to Angela Akins in July, and McIlroy confirmed he will be on groomsman duty.

But there will be no Green Jacket on display, according to the Spaniard.



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