Sergio Garcia is hoping to build on his success towards the end of 2011 as he starts his 2012 campaign at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, which the Spaniard is 22/1 with bookmaker to win.
Garcia’s glittering career came to a grinding halt three years ago, but he was back to something like his best when he clinched victories at the Castello Masters and the Andalucia Masters in October last year.
“It was definitely a very positive year after two tough years,” Garcia admitted. “Everything’s good and hopefully I can get on a good start, gain some good momentum and keep riding the wave that I was on.”
Garcia is up against a top-class field in the Middle East, with Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, Martin Kaymer and Tiger Woods all in action.
Kaymer, 6/1, appears to be the man to beat, having won in Abu Dhabi three times in the last four years, with a combined score of 80-under par in those four years.