Sergio Garcia raring to go in Hong Kong


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Spaniard Sergio Garcia insists he is in a good place after a solid end to the 2018 campaign and is confident of maintaining his form at the Hong Kong Open.

The fan favourite has thanked European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn for his influence in helping him improve his game.

The world number 23 started the year in good form but endured a disappointing summer and missed the cut in every major.

He was still picked for the Ryder Cup and justified his selection by helping Europe win in Paris.

That selection helped his own form and he secured four consecutive top 10 finishes, including victory at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters.

He will tee it up in Hong Kong this week alongside the likes of Tommy Fleetwood and Patrick Reed and Garcia is confident he can maintain his recent upturn in form.

“It’s definitely been a good end of the year,” he told Sky Sports.

“It was a really nice start of the year too, but we went through a little bit of a dip in the middle.

“But when Thomas picked me to be part of the Ryder Cup team, everybody knows how much that means to me and it kind of got my juices flowing again.

“I had a great week in Portugal and built some good momentum and then played great at the Ryder Cup and then Valderrama and the last couple of weeks. It’s been a good run so far and we’re hoping to make it even better here this week.”

England’s Tommy Fleetwood remains the favourite for the Hong Kong Open at odds of 6.50, while Garcia is available at 7.50.

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