Garcia aims for more success #SingOpen

Tue 17 Jan 2017

Garcia aims for more success #SingOpen

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Sentosa, Singapore, January 17: Spanish star Sergio Garcia is excited by his return to Asia and feels quietly confident he can add the SMBC Singapore Open title to his impressive list of successes on the continent when he makes his debut in the prestigious tournament this week.
The world number 15 will take on Major winners Adam Scott and Ernie Els, titleholder Younghan Song of Korea and top players from the Asian Tour and the Japan Golf Tour on the Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club starting from Thursday. Scott is a tournament and course specialist having won the trophy three times.
The 51st edition of the storied SMBC Singapore Open will be jointly sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour Organisation.
“I have always felt comfortable coming to Asia,” said the 37-year-old Garcia. “I have done very well (for the) amount of tournaments I have played in. Always exciting to come here not only for us (players) but for the Asian people who do not get to see us that often.
“You always feel that there is a lot of good energy around. It is always exciting times,” added Garcia, who is a five-time winner on the Asian Tour.
Garcia, who won on the PGA Tour and represented Spain in the Olympics last year, prioritised trusting his ability as he seeks an early-season victory at the SMBC Singapore Open.
“(To win), I have to play well obviously,” said the recently engaged Garcia. “I think it is just a matter of being consistent, playing well, having a good solid week and believing in my ability throughout the whole week. Having trust in what I am doing. I will try and do that to the best of my ability, hopefully that will be enough to be number one (here). If somebody else is better, then I will just have to accept it.”
He added that he felt good after a number of practice sessions heading into the tournament.
“I have done very well (for the) amount of tournaments I have played in. Always exciting to come here not only for us (players) but for the Asian people who do not get to see us that often." - Sergio Garcia.

“I had a nice little practice from New Year onwards,” he said. “Obviously, excited about starting the year here, (it is) definitely much warmer than in Europe at the moment. Hopefully I will have a good week, get some good vibrations for the year and, you know, get it going.”
He will have his first feel of the Serapong Course during the pro-am on Wednesday but revealed that he had some idea of what to expect having seen past Singapore Opens on television.
“It looks like a really pretty golf course with a lot of water and some exciting holes,” he said. “I am looking forward to seeing it tomorrow, get a good look at it, be as well prepared as possible for Thursday. And then have a solid week.”