Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia will visit a specialist about a hand injury that has prevented him from swinging a club for several weeks.
Garcia said Tuesday that he still feels pain in his right hand after not playing for nearly a month. He sprained the wrist during the third round of last monthâ€™s Dubai World Championship, where Garcia finished seventh.
â€œThe hand is not well,â€ Garcia said. â€œI havenâ€™t played for three weeks and I still feel pain. Itâ€™s not healing as fast as we thought it would. Whatâ€™s clear is that even with the rest itâ€™s not better and weâ€™re a little bit worried.â€ he 29-year-old Garcia won one tournament and earned $2.4 million in prize money this past season.
He is hoping to make his 2010 debut at the $3.3 million Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, which runs from Jan. 21-24.
â€œIâ€™ve tried to swing and I canâ€™t,â€ Garcia said. â€œIâ€™d like to start the tournament at Abu Dhabi completely healed.â€