European TourFebruary 5, 2017

Sergio Garcia's week starts with a gift to a fan, ends with a giant trophy

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David CannonDUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 05: Sergio Garcia of Spain poses with the trophy after his two shot victory during the final round of the 2017 Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club at Emirates Golf Club on February 5, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Sergio Garcia's week began with a generous gift to a fan. It ended with him receiving a giant trophy for his mantelpiece.

Following 206 consecutive days of a fan asking to caddie for him on Twitter, Garcia finally relented last weekend. And whether it was karma, the golf gods rewarding him, or just a total coincidence, the Spaniard got his 12th career European Tour title on Sunday.

Garcia shot a final-round 69 to beat Henrik Stenson by three shots at the Dubai Desert Classic, capping a wild week in the desert that included Tiger Woods' withdrawal. Here's Garcia converting a final par putt to wrap up a bogey-free day:

Perhaps more impressively, he was able to pick up the tournament's large prize after:

Garcia will let stalker super fan Mark Johnson caddie for him at the British Masters Pro-Am in September. And who knows? Maybe after that act of kindness, Garcia will also have hoisted a first major championship trophy by then.

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