Sergio Garcia talked confidence in his preseason interviews. He displayed it and then some this weekend in Singapore, winning the Singapore Open by five strokes.
A third-round lightning delay forced Garcia to play 27 holes on Sunday, but he seemed unaffected, never dropping a shot. He shot a closing-round 68, finishing with 10 straight pars to keep the competition unable to make up any ground.
“I’m extremely happy with how the week went. It was a tough day and a tough week, with the stopping and going. Fortunately, the weather held on, we were able to play and the people were able to enjoy it,” Garcia said. “Still, it was hard to play 27 holes under this heat and I can’t wait to get a cold shower.”
Over the entire 72 holes, Garcia made just three bogeys. It’s his sixth career win on the Asian Tour and 33rd overall. It’s his fourth title in the past 11 months: He won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February 2017, The Masters last April, and the Andalucia Valderrama Masters last October. Prior to the beginning of the hot streak, he had won just twice since 2012.
” I’m really pleased with everything right now. I still feel like I can get better and I can get even more comfortable. It’s still nice to play like how I did. I practiced a few weeks before coming here. I feel that I’m getting used to my new equipment. I came with some good confidence and wishing that I will play well. I was able to control my emotions quite well out there. I hit the ball solid the whole week and didn’t miss many shots.”