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Garcia has no intention of following advice

If it's not broken, don't fix it.

That was Sergio Garcia's reply Wednesday to a suggestion by Nick Price that the 19-year-old Spanish golfer might need to change his swing.

Price, on the eve of Thursday's first round of the World Match Play Championship, said Garcia should slow his hands and hit more fairways if he expects to win on tight courses like the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship.

"I've played in one PGA," Garcia said. "I finished second.Yeah, I had a lot of problems.

"I don't consider myself a bad driver," added Garcia, who faces South African Retief Goosen in the first round. "I usually hit a lot of fairways. If you're playing well, I don't think you have to change anything."

He's doing just that.

Garcia has won twice in Europe since turning pro six months ago and finished second to Tiger Woods in the PGA Championship. He was sensational in the Ryder Cup and helped Spain to the Dunhill Cup last week.

"His (Garcia's) short game right now is about as good as anyone's I have ever seen," Price said Tuesday. "It is something about that Spanish blood. None of them (Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal and Garcia) drive the ball well, but they all chip and putt."

Price pointed to this year's British Open as an example of what can happen to Garcia.

"You saw at Carnoustie this year where he had a horiffic first round (89) ... so there are certain golf courses where he's going to struggle," Price said.

Asked if he minded the criticism, Garcia bristled a bit.

"No, I don't care what other people say," he replied. "If my dad (Victor, his coach) doesn't say that or somebody I really trust, I'm not going to change anything."