x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Sergio Garcia is enjoying a renaissance

A rejuvenated Sergio Garcia said he hopes to keep his impressive run of form going to the end of the 2011 campaign as he aims to consolidate his place among the leaders in the Race to Dubai at the season ending Dubai World Championship.

Sergio Garcia is hoping to ride this recent surge of good form all the way to the Dubai World Championship.
Sergio Garcia is hoping to ride this recent surge of good form all the way to the Dubai World Championship.

A rejuvenated Sergio Garcia said he hopes to keep his impressive run of form going to the end of the year as he aims to consolidate his place among the leaders in the Race to Dubai at the season ending Dubai World Championship (DWC).

Victory in last weekend's Andalucian Masters came a week after winning on home soil in the Castello Masters - the first time the Spaniard has put together back-to-back wins on the European Tour - and moved him up to seventh in the Race to Dubai

Now the 31 year old is eyeing more success at the third edition of the DWC, which will be held at the Earth Course, Jumeirah Golf Estates from December 8-11.

"It's great to have made such a big move in the Race to Dubai over the last two weeks," Garcia said.

"I am playing well at the moment and it feels great to be back winning at the top level again.

"Hopefully, I can keep this form going until the Dubai World Championship because that is a very important week for every European Tour player and it would be great to go there and try to win again."

Garcia, who currently leads the European Ryder Cup points list, has been in fine form of late and he is firmly on course to finish in the top 15 of the Race to Dubai money list, which will earn him a share of the US$7.5 million (Dh27.5m) bonus pool at the conclusion of the DWC.

England's Luke Donald currently leads the money list with a €1.3m (Dh6.5m) advantage over second placed Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland. Elsewhere, Simon Dyson has no doubt lots of Asian experience will stand him in good stead as he targets the £720,000 (Dh4.2 million) first prize at the WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai this weekend.

The 33-year-old Englishman was struggling to make his way in the game when he joined the Asian Tour in 2000, having failed to win a card to compete in Europe.

But it proved an inspired move as he won three titles in his maiden season, setting him up for a career that has since brought further rewards, including six tournament successes on the European Tour, two of which have come this year.

"It's weird the success I've had out here and it's amazing what it's done for my confidence," Dyson said.