The Open Championship In Association With Nikon

Sergio Garcia, one of the big favourites this week, is determined to rid himself of the 'best player never to have won a major' tag - once-and-for-all.

"Yes, I'd love to get rid of it for sure," he confirmed before adding: "But I don't know whether that player is me or not and to be honest I don't really care.

"I guess you have to look at someone's career and see how they've done in majors and other tournaments."

It's clearly a question that has grated with the Spaniard for some time and in truth will only go away when he's finally landed a 'big one' and got the major monkey off his back.

Garcia's best chance came at Carnoustie in 2007 when he missed out in a play-off against Paraig Harrington and he remains philosophical about the whole thing.

"I feel like I've definitely given it my hardest - sometimes it goes the right way, sometimes it doesn't.

"When you're out there you have your chance. The only thing you can do is keep giving yourself chances and make sure that that happens."

Garcia is hoping to seize his latest chance at Turnberry and hold the Claret Jug aloft on Sunday night...