The PGA Tour plans to restart its season June 11 after halting due to the coronavirus pandemic. Each day until then, we'll highlight key moments, people, or facts relating to where we are in the countdown.
That turned out to be far from the case, even though Garcia's contended in a number of majors since.
However, Garcia finally broke through with his first major title at the 2017 Masters in his 19th appearance at Augusta National - the most attempts ever by a first-time green-jacket winner.
Garcia entered the final round tied with Justin Rose and the two jockeyed for position atop the leaderboard all day. After Garcia found himself facing a two-stroke deficit, he erased it with this superb eagle on No. 15.
Garcia and Rose needed a playoff to determine the winner, with the former draining a birdie putt on the first extra hole.
Here are two facts that help put Garcia's triumph in perspective.