Garcia matches course record with 64 in Dubai

Sergio Garcia’s improved vision has him eyeing a victory in his

return to the golf course.

Playing on the European Tour for the first time since laser eye

surgery a month ago, the Spaniard matched the course record at the

Dubai World Championship with an 8-under 64 Friday. That left

Garcia at 7-under 137 for the tournament, one shot behind clubhouse

leader Danny Willett of England.

It was a topsy-turvy day for Garcia, who started strong with

four birdies on his first five holes. He then had a string of

birdies at the turn before holing a long putt for eagle on 14 to

get him thinking about breaking the course record. But then he

dumped it in the water on 16 for a triple bogey before recovering

to finish with a birdie and eagle.