Sergio Garcia seeking fast start to new campaign

<div class="news_article"><p>Sergio Garcia enjoyed a hard-earned winter break after a hectic 2016 and the Spaniard is now fit, fresh and raring to go when he opens his campaign at the Singapore Open this week in a region where he has enjoyed plenty of success.</p><p><div class="getty embed image" style="background-color:#fff;display:inline-block;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;color:#a7a7a7;font-size:11px;width:100%;max-width:594px;"><div style="padding:0;margin:0;text-align:left;"><a href="http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/624328592" target="_blank" style="color:#a7a7a7;text-decoration:none;font-weight:normal !important;border:none;display:inline-block;">Embed from Getty Images</a></div><div style="overflow:hidden;position:relative;height:0;padding:66.666667% 0 0 0;width:100%;"><iframe src="//embed.gettyimages.com/embed/624328592?et=0Lfz4TzgRJd0jbG6u1jdQA&viewMoreLink=off&sig=jxXa72foQpqc71o3SsocWu8t-UbMgcpMwkey8ZdkIv8=&caption=true" width="594" height="396" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="display:inline-block;position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;margin:0;"></iframe></div><p style="margin:0;"></p></div></p><p></p><p>Garcia has won five events in as many countries on the Asian Tour and Singapore could become a sixth should he navigate the demanding Serapong Course better than a field of rivals that includes three-times tournament winner Adam Scott and Ernie Els.</p><p>&quot;I've always felt comfortable coming to Asia, I've done very well here in the tournaments I have played,&quot; the world number 15 told reporters at Sentosa Golf Club on Tuesday.</p><p>&quot;It's always exciting to come here, not only for us but also for Asian fans, they don't get to see us that often so you always feel like there's a lot of good energy around so it makes for exciting times.&quot;</p><p>Garcia regarded 2016 as one of his most productive years as a golfer, breaking a four-year winless drought on the PGA Tour with his second Byron Nelson triumph in Texas last May before playing in the Olympics and for Europe in the Ryder Cup.</p><p>This year, his playing schedule is far less frenetic but the 37-year-old is refusing to set specific targets other than to play well and try to put himself in the mix for victories.</p><p>&quot;I've had a nice little practice from the New Year onwards and am excited about starting the season here,&quot; he added. &quot;It's definitely much warmer than Europe and I hope I start well this week, get some good vibrations for the year and get it going.</p><p>&quot;The scheduling is a little easier but the goals remain the same: keep getting better and keep the consistency where we have had it over the last few years. The British Open is obviously my favorite tournament but that doesn't mean I won't try as hard in other events.&quot;</p><p>Garcia turned professional in 1999 and bore witness to the Tiger Woods era of domination, and while his American rival has battled crippling injuries and a complete loss of form in recent years, the Spaniard is curious to see how his former sparring partner fares on his latest attempt at a comeback.</p><p>&quot;I think it's a big question mark. I don't think even he knows because of all the problems he has had physically over the last three or four years,&quot; Garcia added of the 14-times major winner.</p><p>&quot;He's hardly played any golf but he played the Hero World Challenge in December and shot some good rounds as well as struggling a little bit, like anyone would who hasn't played competition golf for that long.</p><p>&quot;So, we'll see. It's going to be interesting to see how everything goes, how he reacts and how he feels on the golf course. We'll wait and see.&quot;</p></div>