Sergio with a strong momentum

Sergio Garcia arrives at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic as the freshly crowned winner of the SMBC Singapore Open to defend his title. It seems the perfect place and time to participate in this event of his sponsor Omega.

Sergio has a strong momentum, playing excellent golf and feeling totally at ease. There is hunger and desire. "The idea is to maintain the momentum gained in Singapore and continue playing well and improving. I'm looking forward to doing very well this week," he says.

Dubai is a special place for Garcia. He likes the venue of the tournament, the Majlis Course of the Emirates Golf Club, a lot and knows how to win here. In fact, last year's victory was not one more. Sergio admitted today that it helped him to win the Masters. „Maybe not so much because of the game, but because of the mental aspect. Winning a tournament against Henrik Stenson, who played very well and took me to the limit, was an important gain of confidence and surely helped me to win the Masters later on,“ he says.

Sergio will play in the main group with Henrik Stenson and Rory McIlroy.