Sergio Garcia will not play in this year’s Ryder Cup due to the fact that he has joined LIV Golf. However, many were shocked by the news that Garcia tried to pay his fines to the DP World Tour and return there. In an interview with “i”, the Spaniard confirmed that such rumors are true.
Garcia had a huge desire to play in the Ryder Cup and was ready for anything, but the DP World Tour gave a negative answer. “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.”
Garcia seems frustrated by the DP World Tour’s reaction.
He doesn’t want to try anymore, considering that he feels undesirable. Garcia will have a chance to perform at the upcoming Ryder Cup. It seems that this kind of reaction from the DP World Tour has killed his ‘motivation’ We will see what will happen.
“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”.
Source: Tennis World USA