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Sergio Garcia is hoping to make a come back at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championships. He has recently been off due to a hand injury but is hoping take the title early in the season. Garcia has moved dramatically in the world rankings and has moved from second to 13th. He did not take one title in 2009 and since the world cup in November has not competed in any tournament. He returned to practice only last week and said: "It's not a perfect scenario but I will start to get the rhythm."
In the tournament there will be 8 of the twenty top players. These include European number one Lee Westwood and Paul Casey. Garcia has never won a major title in his career however still reached world number two after winning the HSBC Champions event in November 2008.
He did not win in 2009 however had 10 top finishes. He sprained his wrist during the third round of the Dubai World Championships at the end of November. He later then played in a team event and has admitted that he made the injury worse.
"Fortunately my hand is much better," said the Spaniard, who tees up with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy in the first two rounds.
"The doctor said if I had stopped after I did it in Dubai it would have been fixed within 10 or 15 days but unfortunately I played the World Cup and I re-strained it and it took six weeks. "It has been a long, slow process but it is better. For six weeks I couldn't get the clubs out. There is still a bit of a bump in there and it turned into a bit of tendinitis and I have spent two weeks every morning and afternoon with the physio.
"I am obviously still rusty but I can hit the ball. I don't feel much pain, there is a bit of pain when I start warming up when it is cold but, as it goes on, it gets better. "I am looking forward to the year. I hope to keep improving, to keep getting better and hopefully do some really nice things."
Paul Casey is back after injury and will be playing alongside Lee Westwood. The 32-year-old has only recently returned after a rib injury at last year's Open curtailed his season.
"If I can just stay fit and healthy, there's no reason why I can't do better things this year as I did in the beginning of 2009," he said.
"Hitting golf balls on the range is very different from composing a round under tournament conditions, and I'm excited to be back having to post a score every week. "The time away has fuelled my desire and I can't wait to get back to winning ways."
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