Sergio Garcia’s future in the Ryder Cup is yet to be decided, and the Spaniard admitted he does not know whether or not he will be able to qualify for the 2023 edition during a recent interview with Spanish outlet Marca, reports golfmonthly.
The 42-year-old missed the deadline to enter October’s Mallorca Open and to qualify for the biennial competition, players must participate in a minimum of four events, including one on home soil and with the Mallorca Open clashing with the final event of LIV Golf. in Doral, Garcia did not register.
“Honestly, I don’t know,” Garcia told Marca about whether the Ryder Cup options are still zero.
“Firstly because I didn’t play the minimum number of tournaments last year and I don’t think I can qualify.
But like I said at the time, I don’t know if I want to be a part of the team.
His decision may have been influenced by Rory McIlroy, who was a good friend of Garcia’s, saying he feels golfers who joined LIV shouldn’t play in the Ryder Cup and the former Masters winner doesn’t want to play in the equipment.
if he can’t be himself.
“Because if there are three or four that if I am there they will be looking at me badly and they don’t want me there.
What do I contribute to the team?
” Garcia said.
“I really want to be there to be me, to be the Sergio who plays Ryder, who he loves and who puts an arm around everyone’s shoulders to help.
“And if then you have people there that because you have decided to go on another Tour you are no longer their friend, you are the bad one, you are the one who has disappointed me and has taught me that those people who thought they were my friends are not.
Jon [Rahm] He is not one of them, but there are others who have shown very little class.
Garcia also defended LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman amid recent comments from McIlroy and Tiger Woods, saying he should step down.
“Greg Norman is our CEO and we support him.
We would all like to be able to reach an agreement.
There are people who have done badly in both places, but it seems that there are only bad guys on one side.
The Spaniard is currently recovering from meniscus surgery, and hopes to return to action in the LIV opener on February 24 at El Camaleon Golf Club in Mexico.
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