We imagine how sad and, why not, how hurt Sergio García, from Castellón, the player who has scored the most points in the history of the Ryder Cup, must be with respect to the appointment next September at the Marco Simone in Rome.
In Washington, where Sergio is playing a LIV tournament, the Spaniard revealed a recent conversation with Luke Donald, Ryder's European captain, where, says Borriol's, he came to tell him that his options were "little or nil" to be at end of September in the Italian event.
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From there, Sergio decided to renounce his membership of the European Tour, which he formally entered in April 1999. A few weeks ago, the sanctions against DP World Tour players who competed in Saudi Super League tournaments became known and that was when García, and several other players (Lee Westwood, Henrik Stenson...), cut off his long relationship with the European Tour.
"I spoke to him two or three weeks ago. Obviously I had some decisions to make when it came to the DP World Tour, and I wanted to see where I stood with regards to the Ryder Cup. Luke is a good friend - they once formed a solid Ryder couple - I wanted him to be honest and tell me the truth and he pretty much told me I had no chance, little to no chance, that made my decision [to leave the European Tour] a little bit easier.
It was sad because I felt that not only because of my history but because of the way I've been playing, I probably could have a chance, but it didn't sound like that," the Spaniard confessed in the LIV press room in Washington.
Garcia acknowledged that when he made the leap to join the LIV he did not expect his chair at Ryder to be in danger. "We were all thinking and hoping they were smart about it and still had options open, because at the end of the day I'm still European.
I'm Spanish and I want Europe to win the Ryder Cup. I was excited about the prospect of playing with Jon again ( Rahm), and I know Jon was excited about that possibility as well. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like it's going to happen, at least for now.
But let's move on. I just hope Rory (McIlroy) recovers because I think the team is going to They need him to be at 120 percent if they want to have a chance to win, "added Sergio. The relationship with the Northern Irishman has been broken for months - they were very friends -, on account of the departure of Borriol to LIV.
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