Sunday, 30 September 2018
Sergio Garcia  (Getty Images)
Sergio Garcia (Getty Images)

Sergio Garcia became Europe's all-time leading points scorer in the Ryder Cup after he beat Rickie Fowler 2 and 1 in Sunday's singles clash to move to 25.5 career points.

The Spaniard's victory against Fowler, secured after Francesco Molinari had already put the winning point on the board to regain the Cup, saw him pass Nick Faldo's mark of 25.

Playing in his ninth Ryder Cup this week, Garcia won three points at Le Golf National - one on each day - to write his name in the history books.

He said: "It means a lot but at the end of the day, and I've always said it, it's about the team and I'm happy that I was able to help. 

"I'm happy that I was able to help with some of the points. 

"It's a bonus. It's something that I never thought I would have the possibility of doing and now that it's happened, you know, I'm just so happy."

Garcia was one of Captain Thomas Bjørn's wild card picks for the biennial showpiece after a disappointing year saw him fail to qualify for the Team.

And after winning five holes on his way to victory over Fowler, an emotional Garcia expressed his gratitude to Bjørn.

He said: "I don't usually cry but I couldn't help it. 

"What a week. It's been a rough year but you know, we fought hard. 

"Obviously I'm so thankful to Thomas for picking me and believing in me. 

"I'm so happy to get the Cup back here in Paris and in Europe and for everyone to enjoy it as much as they did."

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