Sergio Garcia relishes German return

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Sergio Garcia couldn’t wait to get started at the BMW International today. And it’s hardly a surprise.


The world No.8 won the 1999 German Masters at this venue as a 19-year-old, and came close to winning the title in 2011, only to miss out to compatriot Pablo Larrazábal in a play-off. Throw in his good relations with BMW and his German girlfriend Katharina Boehm, and Sergio Garcia is almost an honorary German.
"I'm always excited to come back and play here." - Sergio Garcia

“I've always enjoyed playing here in Germany,” said the Spaniard. “I've been quite successful and I feel like the people have all welcomed me very nicely. We've had a good relationship with BMW for some years now, so it always makes it a little bit easier to come and play here.

“I have a lot of German things going on with sponsors, girlfriend, things like that, so yeah, I'm always excited to come back and play here.”

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“This year, the Spanish national team didn't play very good and hopefully I will play very well,” joked Garcia.
"It's a little bit disappointing because we all had high expectations." - Sergio Garcia

“I think that obviously four years ago, I was in a different state of mind, as probably the Spanish team was. I think it's a little bit disappointing because we all had high expectations but it's understandable, too.

“They have had six amazing years, and the majority of the team is starting to get a little bit old, so they probably need to rejuvenate it a little bit. I think we have a good under 21s so we'll be fine. I'll support Germany now.”

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Sergio Garcia in round one


Garcia is aiming to be the third Spaniard since 2004 to lift the BMW trophy, but he’s already five off the lead. The Spaniard made a good start, and was two-under-par early on. He then dropped a shot at six and followed that with four-pars then a bogey. He did get two back at 13 and 15. However, a slip up at 16 leaves him outside the top-50.

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