Garcia signs up for Honda Classic

Newly crowned Qatar Masters champion Sergio Garcia has decided to add the Honda Classic to his playing schedule.

The Spaniard beat Mikko Ilonen from Finland on the third extra play-off hole on Saturday to secure his first win on the European Tour title since 2011 and the victory also helped him to move up to number nine in the world.

Garcia, whose last PGA Tour win came at 2012 Wyndham Championship, has decided to commit to the Honda Classic, which runs From February 27-March 2 at PGA National Resort and Spa.

“It’s great to have Sergio return after a few years away and this is a testament that the world’s best players see the Honda Classic as a ‘must play’ event,” Honda Classic Executive Director Kenneth R Kennerly said.

The 34-year-old will be joined in the Palm Beach Gardens field by world number two and Masters champion Adam Scott, world number seven Zach Johnson and Graeme McDowell.