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Sergio Targeting Back-to-Back Wins

Champions event at stake for Valderrama victory

Posted Oct 25, 2011 by Chris White

Sergio seems to be on his way back to his best

Having won the Castello Masters at the weekend, the equation is simple for Sergio Garcia if he is to reach the WGC-HSBC Champions event in China next week – win again at Valderrama.

The Andalucia Masters starts this week and Garcia goes into the second Spanish event in a week full of confidence after winning his home tournament at the weekend by a staggering 11-shots, but the 31-year old remains as the ninth reserve for the Chinese event, unless he repeats his victory to gain an automatic place on the tee at the Sheshan International GC, the tournament he won in 2008.

Garcia brought his three-year wait for a win to an abrupt end last week and he moves into an event that he seems to enjoy, having played in eight European Tour events at Valderrama, finishing runner up on three occasions and outside the top 10 just once.

The Spaniard is now back in the groove having fallen out of the world’s top 75 and losing his passion for the sport, thanking his family and friends for their support during the difficult few years, which involved a split from long-term girlfriend Morgan-Leigh Norman – daughter of Greg – and also the death of Seve Ballesteros. Now, alongside a new girlfriend and some impressive performances earlier in the year, the signs that the old Sergio is back are now warnings to the rest of the field.

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