SERGIO IN FINE FORM ON EVE OF VOLVO WORLD MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
The 47th Volvo World Match Play Championship will get underway tomorrow, at the stunning Finca Cortesín Resort in Spain. If Wednesday’s traditional Pro-Am is anything to go by, with Sergio García’s team claiming the first prize, then the home fans will certainly be happy come Sunday evening.
The Pro-Am provides Volvo’s customers with a unique opportunity to play alongside the world’s best golfers. Sergio’s team, which consisted of Anton Serrats, Jaime Castellanos and Fernando D’Ornellas, certainly enjoyed their day with Sergio showcasing some fine shot making. Despite starting his week with a win though, García isn’t getting carried away.
“It’s a good start to the week, but unfortunately it doesn’t get me a win tomorrow. It’s going to be a great week here at Finca Cortesín with the support of Volvo - it’s a good tournament, and I’m looking forward to hopefully having a good week.”
García is one three Spaniards in the field, with Álvaro Quirós and Rafael Cabrera-Bello also vying for Ian Poulter’s prestigious crown. Poulter, whose been drawn in the Gary Player group, can’t wait to get going.
“It’s always nice to go to any tournament where you’ve won the year before, so yeah coming back as defending champion, I’m really looking forward to it. It’s match play – a format I love to play, and I have a couple of good opponents in the first round in Tom Lewis and John Senden.”
Poulter will get proceedings underway tomorrow when he comes up against Australia’s Senden, before Thomas Björn takes on American star Brandt Snedeker in the Mark McCormack group.
With such a talented 24-man field assembled at Finca Cortesín, the group stage matches are bound to be extremely competitive. That will certainly be the case as Sweden’s Peter Hanson takes on Paul Lawrie, and García meets home favourite Álvaro Quirós in the next two matches on course.
The pick of the day’s other matches sees 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel face Volvo China Open runner-up Nicolas Colsaerts, and former world one Martin Kaymer against Cabrera-Bello.