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Garcia takes Masters with playoff win


AUGUSTA, Ga. — He came onto the American scene in 1999, a smiling Spaniard, skipping and running and jumping for joy down the 16th fairway at Medinah, a 19-year-old rookie chasing his close-your-eyes-and-swing shot from behind a tree and chasing a 23-year-old Tiger Woods, who’d win his second major and give the youthful Sergio Garcia a dose of what would become a pattern: a second-place finish in a major championship.

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