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Garcia targets major over number one spot

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  • Sergio Garcia has chance to overtake Tiger Woods at top of world rankings
  • Both men contest this week's WGC-CA Championship on Doral's Blue Monster
  • Woods is playing second tournament of his comeback after knee surgery last year
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(CNN) -- Sergio Garcia could dethrone world number one Tiger Woods with victory in the WGC-CA Championship at Doral this week, but the Spaniard would rather win one of golf's four major titles.

Garcia is relaxed about the prospect of overtaking Woods in the rankings.

Garcia is relaxed about the prospect of overtaking Woods in the rankings.

Woods will be playing in the second tournament of his much-vaunted return after knee surgery, but Garcia is also under the spotlight as he chases him down in the world rankings.

He was 16.278 points behind Woods after the American superstar won last year's U.S. Open, but then underwent knee surgery.

Nine months later, Garcia has cut the lead to just 1.59 points, but to become No.1 in the world by the end of the weekend he has to win the WGC event with Woods finishing no better than 27th.

"It would be nice to accomplish something like that, and more than anything, when Tiger is around, which is even tougher, but you can't see more than that on it," he told the Press Association.

"I think that being number one in the world is great, but I would rather win a major," Garcia went on.

The 29-year-old Garcia has made a slow start to 2009 and was beaten in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play tournament where Woods made his comeback, losing in the second round to Tim Clark.

Australian Geoff Ogilvy won that tournament to add to his victory in the season-opening Mercedes Championship and defends the Doral title which he claimed after holding off Woods last year.

Woods had won the three previous stagings on the Doral Resort's Blue Monster course and will undoubtedly be the star attraction in the elite 81-man field as he contests his first stroke play tournament since the U.S. Open.

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