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Sergio Garcia: Potential Hall of Famer?

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  1. 1. Would you put Sergio Garcia in the Hall of Fame?

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    • Only if he can win a major
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    • Only if he can win multiple majors
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This past weekend at the Players got me thinking about Sergio Garcia's career as a whole. Sure, he's more well known for his meltdowns and near misses than his successes on the big stages, but he's had a really fine career.

Take a look: he's got ten wins on the European tour and eight on the PGA. Among these wins are a Players Championship and an HSBC Champions. He's racked up three runner ups in majors, and he has a ton of top tens. Over the years, he's been a Ryder Cup stud. Hall of Fame voters have historically voted in guys with around twenty victories and one major. Sergio's thirty-three years old and has a ton of time on his side. The question: if he can get a major at some point in his career, would you put Sergio Garcia in the World Golf Hall of Fame?

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I predicted about eight or nine years ago Sergio would never win a major.

Frankly I don't think Monty should be in the Hall of Fame, because he never won in the U.S. OR a major!

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If he can learn to focus all day on a Sunday in a Major and win it, yeah you could throw him in there eventually.
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He's got 8 PGA Tour wins and 10 Euro Tour wins. 0 majors, 0 WGC wins. The 2008 Players win is really his only top-flight tournament, except for maybe the two Buick Classic wins. It doesn't look like any of his Euro wins are particularly tough fields either. Right now? No. I think he needs multiple major wins and a few more wins in other big tournaments to get there.
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I think one major would push him there.

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Originally Posted by iacas

I predicted about eight or nine years ago Sergio would never win a major.

Frankly I don't think Monty should be in the Hall of Fame, because he never won in the U.S. OR a major!

And one of his biggest claims to fame (winning a bunch of Order of Merits in a row) is a bit of a sham. There were a number of years where Tiger won more money on the Euro Tour than Monty, but because Tiger wasn't a member of the Tour, it didn't count. So Monty would "win" the Order of Merit on a technicality, and then this gets stamped on his Hall of Fame plaque. Pretty lame.

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Sergio?

No way.

20 PGA Tour Wins and 2 Majors would do it, but I don't see it happening. It might take more... I think that HOF is still embarrassed that Couples made it in because he's a good guy (50.1% of vote).

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Originally Posted by jamo

He's got 8 PGA Tour wins and 10 Euro Tour wins. 0 majors, 0 WGC wins. The 2008 Players win is really his only top-flight tournament, except for maybe the two Buick Classic wins. It doesn't look like any of his Euro wins are particularly tough fields either.

Right now? No. I think he needs multiple major wins and a few more wins in other big tournaments to get there.

I would count his HSBC Champions as a WGC, for all intents and purposes. A really strong field, and it was about to become a WGC at that point.

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He'll need at least one major, most likely two.  He's not as well liked as Couples and I can't imagine him getting selected to captain a Ryder Cup team unless he has a significant attitude change so that just leaves his golfing accomplishments to get him in.

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He'll win a major eventually. With that being said, I still think he'll miss the HOF.

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Too bad there wasn't the 'Only if he pulls his head out of his a$$' option.

He's only what - 30, 32? I think by the time his career is done he could be a candidate, but what are his credentials now? Handful of PGA Tour wins & a couple of Ryder Cup wins?

No way.

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Only if he wins multiple majors.  I personally dont see Sergio ever winning a major, let alone multiple majors and just dont see him ever making it into the HOF.

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I'm in the "needs multiple majors" camp......he's just not on a trajectory to win enough tournaments to get anywhere near the HOF with only one major.

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He needs to do more...a few more wins, some Ryder Cup drama in his favor, and a major would seal the deal.

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My answer isn't available.  My opinion is a flat no.  He doesn't belong there and I don't think that he has the strength of character to change his attitude enough to ever make it there.  He still acts like an overgrown adolescent.

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Originally Posted by iacas

Frankly I don't think Monty should be in the Hall of Fame, because he never won in the U.S. OR a major!

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