Sergio Garcia wins Dubai Desert Classic

Delve deep inside Sergio Garcia's new TaylorMade golf bag.

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Sun, 5 Feb 2017

Sergio Garcia landed his 12th European Tour title as he completed a dominant wire-to-wire win at the Dubai Desert Classic.

Gaming a full bag of new TaylorMade equipment, including the 2017 M2 driver and TP5 golf ball, Garcia set the tone for the tournament with an opening 65 and never looked back.

Wearing adidas Golf apparel and footwear, Garcia continued his momentum and finished strong with a bogey-free 69 to get to 19-under, beating last year's Race to Dubai winner and Open champion Henrik Stenson by three shots.

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The victory continued Spain's fine record in the Dubai Desert Classic as Garcia became the sixth Spanish winner following the great Seve Ballesteros, José María Olazábal, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Alvaro Quiros and Rafa Cabrera Bello.

"I'm very happy to play the way I played, " said Garcia. "The way I handled some of the key moments and to beat Henrik, we all now how great a player he is.

"It's a  great start to the year so we're going to try to keep going the same way."

Garcia moves back into the world's top 10 with the victory.

IN THE BAG: SERGIO GARCIA

Driver: TaylorMade 2017 M2 (9.5-degrees; Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver 80 X)

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade 2017 M1 (15-degrees; Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver 80 X), 2017 M1 (19-degrees; Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver 80 X)

Irons: TaylorMade P750 Tour Proto (3-PW; Nippon Modus 130 X)

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52 & 58-degrees)

Putter: TaylorMade TP Collection Juno

Ball: TaylorMade TP5 

Shoes: adidas Golf Powerband BOA BOOST

TaylorMade had 45.5% driver and 41.9% fairway wood counts at the tournament, both of which led all manufacturers by substantial margins. The 2017 M1 440 claimed No.1 Driver model.