January 16 – a day of significance

Sergio García kicks off the year 2019 in style! Sergio returns to the SMBC Singapore Open as the defending champion. His first tournament of the year is played at the Sentosa Golf Club and marks the first event of the Asian Tour calendar.

However, before he even hits the first shot Sergio can look back today – January 16 – to the year 2000. It was the day when he first entered the top ten in the world ranking and – one year later, same day – he debuted in the top five! And that’s not all: Sergio added more than a thousand weeks among the ten best players in the world – impressive!

But let’s look ahead. Sergio feels comfortable on the Sentosa course, even though it is very demanding. Perfect start to test the game. "I love it and it's very special to be here defending the title. After a few days of vacation, I returned to training two weeks ago. The game is fine, but until you see it in competition there are always doubts. Surely it will be a bit rusty, but I trust that with the heat of Singapore will soon be in sync,“ he said prior to the start of the tournament.