Garcia's return marks European Ryder Cup reunion


The band is back together.

Playing for the first time since the Ryder Cup, Sergio Garcia is in this week's field at the DP World Tour Championship, marking the first time that all 12 members of the victorious European squad are in the same field since they left Medinah with the trophy.

Eleven of the 12 members were in the field at last month's WGC-HSBC Champions in China, but Garcia's eye injury kept him on the sidelines.

'I found out in July I had an astigmatism,' the Spaniard explained. 'I had a little bit of a problem in one eye.'

Garcia also described that the eye issues were plaguing him leading up to the Ryder Cup, where he helped bolster Team Europe's Sunday rally with a 2 & 1 singles win over Jim Furyk.

'I started wearing contacts and could tell the difference, but I was uncomfortable with them and didn't wear them during the Ryder Cup,' he told reporters. 'That's why I got the surgery done and it only took about five minutes, so I'm glad I did.'

Garcia plans to use the next few weeks to gear up for his 2013 campaign, playing in the Thailand Championship and Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia next month in addition to this week's event in Dubai.

'I'm a bit rusty,' he noted. 'But it's good to be back.'