Sergio Garcia: Luke Donald told me that I will not play in the Ryder Cup

"Obviously, that made my decision a little bit easier"

by Sead Dedovic
Sergio Garcia: Luke Donald told me that I will not play in the Ryder Cup

Sergio Garcia was one of the LIV Golfers who incredibly wanted to be a part of the Ryder Cup team and he worked hard to achieve this goal. However, it appears that nothing will come out of it. Despite Garcia's best efforts to help the team, his conversation with the captain of the European team, Luke Donald, ended his hopes of actually playing in the competition, which will take place in September.

“I talked to him two or three weeks ago. Obviously I had to make some decisions when it comes down to the DP World Tour, and I wanted to see where I stood in regards to the Ryder Cup. Luke obviously is a good friend, but he made it - I wanted him to be sincere and tell me the truth, and he pretty much told me that I had no chance.

Obviously, that made my decision a little bit easier. It was sad because I felt like not only because of my history but the way I’ve been playing, that I probably could have a chance, but it didn’t sound like it, so that’s what it is”.

- he said, as quoted by Garcia still believes he did the right thing. “I think we all make the decisions that we think is best for us. I made what I thought were the best decisions for me and my family and my game, and they’re making what they think are their best decisions."

Sergio Garcia on LIV Golf and Consequences

Despite the fact that he assumed a move to LIV Golf could put an end to his Ryder Cup hopes, Garcia still hoped that there was a chance he could play in the event.

There are many golfers whose plans have been ruined because they went to LIV Golf, but they do not seem to be regretting their decision. Those individuals had good reasons for joining LIV Golf, and sometimes we have to deal with the consequences of our decisions.

“I was hoping not. You knew that it was a possibility, but I think we were all thinking and hoping that they would be smart about it and still have options open, because at the end of the day, I’m still European.

I’m Spanish, and I want the European team to win and do the best they can there and have the best chance at winning the Ryder Cup, obviously. I was excited about the possibility of playing with Jon [Rahm] again, and I know that Jon was also excited about that possibility, too. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen, at least for now”.

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