by Ryan Wilson
I still contend that Anthony Kim should've won the just-concluded HSBC Champions but those pesky, arcane, imbecilic rules of golf conspired against him. I suspect falling off a horse didn't help, either.
In any case, Sergio Garcia somehow outlasted Oliver Wilson for the victory, and not only did the Spaniard earn a shiny, new trophy, he also moved into the second place in the World Rankings, displacing Phil Mickelson, who tied for eighth at the event.
Garcia, now 28, is probably still best known for his inspiring effort at the 1999 PGA Championship, followed closely by his his stellar Ryder Cup record. Despite currently being the planet's second-best golfer, Garcia has loftier goals. Chief among them: getting out of the "Best Player Never..." club currently chaired by Colin Montgomerie:
Sergio Garcia Wins HSBC, Now Second Only to Tiger Woods in World Rankings originally appeared on Golf FanHouse on Tue, 11 Nov 2008 11:45:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.