Did Sergio Garcia make a last-ditch try to play on this yr’s Ryder Cup?
That’s what one DP World Tour official advised The Telegraph’s James Corrigan, who not too long ago reported that Garcia, by means of his representatives, had supplied to pay an estimated 700,000 kilos in fines ought to he be allowed to compete for European captain Luke Donald’s 12-man squad in Rome. However the DPWT declined Garcia’s supply, saying there was no path again in time for the matches at Marco Simone, that are set to start Sept. 29.
“In addition they mentioned they’d play in no matter occasions we wished, aside from those who clashed with the remaining LIV tournaments,” the Telegraph’s supply added. “However it was defined that, regardless of the continuing peace talks, as he had resigned his membership, he isn’t eligible to affix till subsequent yr. It was all a bit weird as that was made clear all alongside.”
The supply mentioned that Garcia, to this point, is the one former DPWT member who has since defected to LIV Golf to haven’t paid his authentic 100,000-pound high-quality. Garcia resigned his DPWT membership in Might.
It’s price noting that neither Garcia nor the DPWT responded to the Telegraph’s request for remark.
Garcia, 43, has performed in 10 profession Ryder Cups (and on six profitable groups) whereas compiling a 25-13-7 particular person file, his 28.5 factors earned being a Ryder Cup file. He earned three factors on the 2021 Ryder Cup, second on Staff Europe solely to Jon Rahm, who has persistently during the last yr or so been a supporter of Garcia being on this yr’s squad, even saying final week, “I believe it might be actually silly for anyone to not lean on Sergio Garcia’s expertise within the Ryder Cup.”