He does so this week on a Medinah course in Chicago where he played the most famous shot of his career 13 years ago.
Not that he is able to go back and re-enact it.
The tree right of the 16th fairway from where he closed his eyes and risked serious injury as he battled with Tiger Woods for the USPGA title has since died and been taken out.
Garcia was 19 then and a month later in Boston became the youngest-ever Ryder Cup player, a record he still holds.
Now he is a 32-year-old who has still to win a major and who has been through lots of ups and downs, one of the biggest downs coming two years ago when he failed to make the European team.
That followed Greg Norman's daughter Morgan breaking off their relationship and Garcia even took time away from the game to try to find his spark again.
Accepting a role as one of Colin Montgomerie's assistants for the win at Celtic Manor was part of the rehabilitation process and with two wins in Europe late last year and one in America only last month here he is winning his sixth cap.
As official practice began Garcia was wishing he had shown better form in last week's Tour Championship - he finished joint 15th in the 30-man field - but he felt he knew a reason why.
"I had so many things in my head right now - I was probably thinking too much about the Ryder Cup," he told Press Association Sport.
"I played every round with one of the American team and couldn't stop myself thinking: 'Right, I'm one up now' or whatever.
"I've always enjoyed the match and I just hope my game gets back to where it was. Hopefully I'll get some nice practice in and get going.
"I want to play as well as I can to help my team, although I've always said that I'd rather lose all my five games and Europe wins than win all five and we lose."
It is, of course, four years since he last played and that ended not only in an American victory, but also him losing the top singles 5&4 to an inspired Anthony Kim.
He did not win a game during the week and was even left out of the second day foursomes - like Lee Westwood the first time he had ever been omitted from a session.
Westwood has since had things to say about captain Nick Faldo's decision then, but Garcia recalls: "I asked to be dropped - the week before I was sick all week and was on anti-biotics.
"I didn't have enough energy and said to the captain and vice-captains that I'd love to keep going, but I don't feel like I should and hopefully somebody else will be able to do a better job."
His overall record is still a fine one - 14 wins and four halves in 24 games - and he has gone nine foursomes unbeaten, four of them with Luke Donald.
What European captain Jose Maria Olazabal had planned for him was probably going to become a little clearer as the countdown to the match intensifies.