Sergio Garcia was born in Borriol, a little town in the east coast of Spain near Castellón, on January 9, 1980. Sergio started playing golf when he was only three years old under the supervision of Víctor García, his father, teacher and mentor. Victor quickly realized that he showed an immense talent for the game. Víctor, a former professional golfer himself, coached at Club de Campo del Mediterraneo (Borriol). There, he guided his son’s career closely watched by Consuelo, Sergio’s mother, who at the time managed the club’s pro-shop. At just 15 years old, Sergio made the cut in a European Tour event and at 17 years old, he won a professional tournament, the Catalan Open as an amateur. At age 19, he turned pro.