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Garcia concentrating on positive display

14th November 2017, 13:40 by James Mason

Sergio Garcia says thoughts of winning the Race to Dubai are at the back of his mind ahead of the DP World Tour Championship.

Garcia is just one of three players that can be crowned Europe's number one this season with Race to Dubai leader Tommy Fleetwood and second-placed Justin Rose the other two.

The Spaniard, who broke his long wait for a Major at the Masters back in April this year, needs to win the final event of the campaign and hope Rose finishes worse than solo fourth with Fleetwood outside of the top 20.

It seems a big ask for everything to fall into place for the 37-year-old but the world number 11 insists his only focus right now is on putting in a strong performance in Dubai.

"What I'm going to do is I'm going to go out there and try to do what I do every week, which is to play the best I can play and give myself the best option of winning this week," Garcia said. "I can't control what the other people do. Obviously, both Tommy and Justin are playing really well.

"I'm not expecting them to finish 40th or 50th. To be totally honest, I see a two percent chance of me winning The Race to Dubai, but I'm fine with it. I can live with it. It's been a great year, and that's not going to change.

"It would be amazing [to win the Race to Dubai]. But like I said earlier, even if it doesn't happen, it doesn't mean that my year is not going to be as good as it's been."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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