One could have Brain Typed him by his reaction alone after winning the 2017 Masters Golf Championship. Kneeling down twice and clenching his fists in fiery passion, placing his head on the chest of competitor Justin Rose (#13 FCIR) and smiling a smile as big and bright as the sun, Sergio Garcia (FCAR) now can finally say he has won a Major.
It came down to an epic battle on Sunday, with Rose and Garcia playing the 18th hole again in a playoff that had the crowd on its feet. In the end, Sergio was left with an 8-foot birdie putt to win, and barely caught the lip of the cup to sink it and claim victory. The show of emotion following afterwards was priceless, certainly characteristic of the emotional #9.
“The golf world toasted Garcia on Sunday evening as the man with nearly two decades of Masters experience finally slid on the green jacket,” writes one author “He finished in top-10 at Augusta three times (2002, 2004, 2013), now has the most career top-10s in majors all-time, and joins his idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as one of three Spainiards to win the Masters.” For those curious, both the late Ballesteros and Olazabal inherited the #5 FEIR BT genes. “Jose sent me a text on Wednesday night telling me how much he believed in me and what I needed to do and just pretty much believing in myself and being calm and not let things get to me like I’ve done in the past,” said Garcia afterwards.
Yes, stay calm! That has and always will be the Achilles heal of the emotional #9. In sports, their greatest enemy is themselves between the ears, especially when the pressure hits, but this time Sergio said he was the calmest he has ever felt during a Majors. By the way, the only other successful #9s on tour have been Billy Andrade and David Duval.
Anyone remember the old Sergio who stood over the ball for an eternity before he hit it? Talk about a brain lock! Thankfully those days are long gone, and for the record, Jon Niednagel has Sergio Garcia as a #9 FCAR in his sports book from the early 1990s.
Lastly, Michelle Wie (#9 FCAR) on the womens tour has found the most success of any golfer of this design in golf history. Her power and finesse and ability to coordinate her large and small muscles (CA ‘stork’) led to a very successful career. It is extremely important that the #9 develop a proper swing tempo, as they tend to swing too quickly largely due to their high-energy, Right Front brain dominance (Q1).
Written by: Staff
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