Sergio Garcia is disappointed that he will not play in the Ryder Cup. The Spaniard possesses enormous quality and experience, but the fact that he plays at LIV Golf prevented his intentions. This great golfer nevertheless tried to pay the fines and return to the DP World Tour.
However, he received a negative answer. We don't even have to imagine how frustrated Garcia was with that. The fact is that by going to LIV Golf, he already created a problem for himself. “I called and asked him [DP World Tour CEO Keith Pelley] about the possibility of me being a member of the Tour again,” Garcia told i. “I knew I had to be a member to have any possibility of being a part of the European team in Rome.
That’s what I wanted, if I paid all my fines and played the minimum number of tournaments required. I was willing to do both, though it would not be ideal because I would have had to play 10 out of 11 or 12 weeks."
Sergio Garcia: The answer was, there was no chance
DP World Tour leaders did not want to see the Spaniard again.
Although Garcia was encouraged that he would have a chance to 'fix things' next year, he was not encouraged to return to DP World. The Spaniard will think carefully about his future and the next steps in his career. Things did not turn out ideal for him.
“The answer was, there was no chance. When he told me that there was no point going forward with anything else. I’m not going to make the extra effort if I’m not going to get any love back from them. Pelley said hopefully next year everything will be more favourable for all of us but he did not encourage me to become a member.
That is a decision I will make with my family and will try to see what is the best thing we can do. At the moment, the feeling is not amazing. We will see where we end up when the new year starts. It is what it is”.