The Ryder Cup is slightly over two weeks away, and the European crew is ready. But Sergio Garcia just lately made a last-ditch effort to play within the occasion. Garcia reportedly provided to repay his fines in extra of 700,000 euros, in keeping with an article printed by The Telegraph Sunday.
The Spaniard was initially fined 100,000 euros for becoming a member of the LIV Golf tour. That resulted within the former Masters champion handing in his DP World Tour card in Could.
The DP World Tour, nevertheless, rebuffed his efforts.
“They instantly got here to us and stated that not solely would he pay the £100,000 but additionally the entire excellent fines if he was allowed to play,” a Tour supply stated to the Telegraph. “Additionally they stated they’d play in no matter occasions we wished, other than those who clashed with the remaining LIV tournaments.”
Garcia is the all-time main Ryder Cup scorer, however that reality alone was not going to get him off the hook.
“Regardless of the continued peace talks, as he had resigned his membership, he isn’t eligible to affix till subsequent 12 months. It was all a bit weird, as that was made clear all alongside. As it’s, Sergio stays the one one of many LIV gamers to not have paid the unique £100,000 positive. Lee Westwood has paid, Ian Poulter has paid… however Sergio nonetheless hasn’t.”
With the quantity of LIV Golf tournaments Garcia has performed in, his complete fines may equate to greater than $867,000.
The 11-time PGA Tour winner might have an in depth relationship with Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald, however that didn’t matter. It’s understood that Donald was not concerned with these discussions and that Garcia had not been a Ryder Cup consideration since he left for LIV Golf.
Jon Rahm and Garcia have been among the many solely shiny spots for the Europeans at Whistling Straits in 2021. They received two of three factors collectively. Rahm commented that he felt his fellow Spaniard could be helpful to the Ryder Cup crew from his sheer expertise.
Nonetheless, the European Ryder Cup crew will probably be with out Garcia however is stacked and enjoying very nicely. 9 members of the crew completed inside the highest 18 on the BMW PGA Championship this weekend, with 5 within the prime 9.
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