Having undergone eye surgery after the Ryder Cup, it seems that the treatment has in no way affected the 32-year old after Sergio Garcia birdied four of his first five holes at the DP World Tour Championship on Friday.
After taking seven weeks off to undergo the surgery to correct astigmatism, the 2012 Wyndham Championship winner resumed joint 49th but the player soon worked his way up to 21st place; just four spots behind leader, Luke Donald.
Speaking about his eyesight Sergio Garcia said:
“I’m still kind of getting used to it. My sight’s not changed immensely, but the main reason was that with contact lenses I was feeling very uncomfortable.”
As the competition continued, Sergio Garcia was able to finish with another birdie on the eighth hole and by this point, had climbed all the way to joint 11th. The same luck however was not to be enjoyed by Ian Poulter, who after a double bogey on the same hole, sent him down into 52nd place.
Problems started to arise however when Garcia three-putted on the 12th hole and failed to get up and down from short of the green on the 13th. At this point Garcia was joint leader with Englishman Luke Donald and German Marcel Siem; creating great excitement within the crowds.
In the end, Garcia was able to finish with a very amiable score, matching the course record with 8 under-64 and 14-under 274 for the tournament as a whole; finishing in a T9 position.