The Associated Press
SOTOGRANDE, Spain — Tournament host Sergio Garcia won the Andalucia Valderrama Masters after shooting 4-under 67 Sunday in the final round.
It was the Spaniard’s sixth win on home soil and his second title at Real Club Valderrama. He won the Andalucia Masters at this venue in 2011.
Garcia made five birdies to go with one bogey, as he finished on 12-under 272 — one stroke ahead of Joost Luiten of the Netherlands.
“Joost played unbelievable. I played really well and I felt like maybe I could get away and he just kept coming back and back and made it an amazing match,” Garcia said. “I stayed patient the whole time, I made sure the bad moments did not affect me too much and made a couple of really key putts coming in.”
The 37-year-old Garcia won the Dubai Desert Classic in February before he clinched his first major at the Masters in April.
He dedicated his 14th European Tour win to his wife, Angela Akins, and the baby they are expecting in March.