Sergio in Dubai – the same but different

Sergio Garcia kicks off the 30th anniversary edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic held at the legendary Emirates Golf Club in Dubai. It is a highlight in his tournament schedule. Sergio won this tournament two years ago, just two and a half months before his victory at the Masters. A good omen?

Even though Garcia knows the event and the course very well he arrives with a bag of new equipment. Last week in Singapore he used Callaway's new material for the first time this year and it feels brilliant. Garcia acknowledged that "it had been a long time since he remembered such a great improvement from one year to the next".

Callaway has released a new ball as well as the Epic Flash woods and performance is being extraordinary, praised also by all other players. "The combination of the ball and the driver gives me two or three more miles per hour of ball speed and therefore between eight and ten yards more," he says. The objective is now to take advantage of that!