That was about how long since Sergio Garcia last won a tittle. And when Garcia won the Castello Masters, he won it in dominating fashion.
Normal Dabell of Stuff.co.nz takes a look at how Garcia cut through the field here: Garcia breaks title drought with 11-shot win
Here is an except here: "Former world number two Sergio Garcia ended a near three-year wait for a ninth European Tour success by romping to an 11-shot triumph at the Castello Masters.
The 31-year-old's fellow Spaniard Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano carded a 64 to finish a distant second behind Garcia who compiled an eight-under 63 for a 27-under total of 257.
Garcia's winning aggregate would have been a tour record but for the fact preferred-lies were used."