Sergio Garcia’s $867,000 Ryder Cup plea refused by DP World Tour


The Ryder Cup is somewhat over two weeks away, and the European workforce is ready. But Sergio Garcia lately made a last-ditch effort to play within the occasion. Garcia reportedly supplied to repay his fines in extra of 700,000 euros, in line with an article revealed 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 all of the sudden got here to us and mentioned that not solely would he pay the £100,000 but in addition all the excellent fines if he was allowed to play,” a Tour supply mentioned to the Telegraph. “Additionally they mentioned they’d play in no matter occasions we needed, aside from people who clashed with the remaining LIV tournaments.”

Garcia is the all-time main Ryder Cup scorer, however that truth alone was not going to get him off the hook.

43rd Ryder Cup, Sergio Garcia

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“Regardless of the continuing peace talks, as he had resigned his membership, he isn’t eligible to hitch 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 advantageous. 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 whole 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 had been among the many solely vibrant 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 useful to the Ryder Cup workforce from his sheer expertise.

Nonetheless, the European Ryder Cup workforce might be with out Garcia however is stacked and enjoying very effectively. 9 members of the workforce completed inside the highest 18 at the BMW PGA Championship this weekend, with 5 within the high 9.

Savannah Leigh Richardson is a golf employees author for SB Nation’s Taking part in Via. You possibly can comply with her on Twitter @SportsGirlSL and Instagram @savannah_leigh_sports for extra golf protection. You should definitely try @_PlayingThrough too.



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