WGC-Bridgestone excites Garcia

Sergio Garcia is looking forward to playing amongst a high quality field at this week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

The Spaniard has fond memories of the Firestone Country Club, having fired a course recording-equalling round of 61 catapulted him up the leaderboard last year.

“That was a really good round,” said the 35-year-old on Europeantour.com.

“I had seven birdies in a row on the back nine and it was one of those rounds you just enjoy. It doesn’t happen that often, so it was nice to be able to do something like that.

“You always have high hopes no matter where you go, but I played nicely here last year and I was very close to winning. It would be nice to do well again. The course is playing much different. It’s quite firm, which is nice actually. It is nice to play it like that and if the weather is good, it will be very challenging. I’m excited about it though.”

While he would slip on the Sunday last year, Garcia would still manage a runner-up finish behind the indomitable Rory McIlroy.

Garcia is heading to Ohio on the back of some promising form, as the Borriol-native earned a sixth place finish at the Open and was stand-alone sixth at the recent Omega European Masters in Switzerland.

“I had two good solid weeks at The Open and in Crans,” added the world number ten.

“It was a really busy week in Crans after The Open and with sponsor stuff, so I felt quite flat at the start of the week but got better as it went on. My form has been good recently and I’m hoping to keep on that trend and have another good couple of weeks here in America.”