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Sergio Garcia recently resigned DP World Tour membership and is now ineligible for Ryder Cup; LIV Golf player says European captain Luke Donald told him he had « no chance » of featuring in Rome – « It was sad because I felt the way I’ve been playing, that I probably could have a chance »

Last Updated: 26/05/23 8:23am

Sergio Garcia says Luke Donald told him he had « no chance » of making Europe’s Ryder Cup team

Sergio Garcia says Luke Donald told him he had « no chance » of making Europe’s Ryder Cup team in Rome this autumn before he resigned from the DP World Tour.

Garcia, Europe’s all-time record points scorer in the biennial competition, is now ineligible for the clash with Team USA from September 29 to October 1.

The Spaniard, one of a number of high-profile players to defect to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf, said European captain Donald informed him that he was not part of his Ryder Cup plans, making his decision to leave the DP World Tour « a little bit easier ».

Garcia said of his chat with Donald: « I talked to him two or three weeks ago.

Garcia is Europe's all-time record points scorer in the Ryder Cup

Garcia is Europe’s all-time record points scorer in the Ryder Cup

« I had to make some decisions when it comes down to the DP World Tour, and I wanted to see where I stood with regards to the Ryder Cup.

« Luke obviously is a good friend… but 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 [of making the Ryder Cup].

Donald will captain Europe in the clash against USA in Rome this autumn

Donald will captain Europe in the clash against USA in Rome this autumn

« But it didn’t sound like it, so that’s what it is. It sounded like my chance was slim to none.

« 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.

« 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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