The PGA Tour moves to the TPC San Antonio Oaks Course this week for the Texas Open.
Among the more recent past winners at this event are the likes of
Kevin Chappel, Charley Hoffman, Jimmy Walker, Adam Scott and Zac
While Garcia is not yet one of them, he is hopeful he can get his name on the trophy this year.
The source of that confidence comes from the fact that he had helped
Greg Norman design the TPC San Antonio Oaks Course, now lives in Texas
and has also recorded three wins on the PGA Tour in the state. It also
comes from his ability to play in the wind.
"I think I've always enjoyed playing in the wind," Garcia said in the build-up to the tournament.
"It's usually windy here in Texas, so I've always felt quite
comfortable in this state. I've been fortunate to do fairly well
throughout my career in Texas.
"I guess now I feel like even more of a Texan than I felt even before. It's a good state."
As for any mental scars from his disastrous Masters defence where he carded a 13 on the 15th hole after dumping five consecutive balls in the water, the Spaniard added that he was in a good space mentally.
"It's one of those things that happens, and it's happened to me
before and it probably will happen again in the future," Garcia said of
"That's the nature of golf. There at Augusta it can happen. So it is what it is.
"As soon as we finished Friday afternoon, you know, it was pretty much forgotten and the week was over."