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Garcia targets further major glory

29th December 2018, 20:06 by Tom McGarry

Sergio Garcia has revealed one of his main targets for 2019 is to win another major championship.

The Spaniard claimed his first and only major championship at the 2017 Masters but has only made the cut at two majors since then, failing to do so at all four tournaments during 2018.

However, the world number 24 enjoyed a strong end to 2018, helping Europe to victory over the United States in the Ryder Cup before successfully retaining his Andalucia Valderrama Masters title in October.

The 38-year-old is now targeting another major next year, with the Open Championship one of his main objectives.

"I would love to win the Open, it's one of my favourite tournaments, so that would be nice," Garcia told Sky Sports. "It's always fun to go back to Augusta, particularly as a past Masters winner, and the US Open at Pebble Beach is quite unique, so we'll see."

Garcia also has eyes on securing an automatic place on Europe's team for the 2020 Ryder Cup after he had to rely on a captain's pick for this year's event.

"You want to qualify by yourself because you never know when you rely on a captain's pick what might happen," Garcia added. "It's totally out of your hands so my goal is to keep improving, keep playing good golf and make sure I make the team by myself."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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