Sergio Garcia is holding off on resigning from the DP World Tour, one week after he stated he would depart as a result of he was “not feeling cherished.”
The Spaniard was one of many first high-profile names to affix the LIV Golf Invitational Collection.
The PGA Tour has indefinitely suspended members who performed with out permission on the Saudi-backed rival circuit, so he resigned his PGA Tour membership in June forward of LIV’s debut occasion outdoors London.
After tying for 68th at The Open Championship final week, Garcia advised Spanish media that he would “in all probability” go away the DP World Tour (previously the European Tour), which has punished however not indefinitely banned LIV golfers.
That got here with the understanding that he would turn out to be ineligible for choice for future Ryder Cups.
“I wish to play the place I really feel cherished, and proper now within the European Tour I’m not feeling cherished,” Garcia stated on the time.
However in accordance with ESPN Monday, Garcia stated significant conversations with members of the tour and up to date feedback from countryman Jon Rahm have led him to pump the brakes on a DP World Tour departure.
Rahm had stated it “bothers” him that gamers like Garcia could possibly be shut out of the Ryder Cup.
“Because of the issues that Jon Rahm stated, and I had a few good conversations with guys on the (DP World) Tour, I’ll maintain off on that,” Garcia advised ESPN.
“I wish to a minimum of see what’s occurring when the Ryder Cup qualification begins. See what sort of guidelines and eligibilities they’ve in there.
“If I agree with what they (are), I am going to positively hold taking part in no matter I can on the tour and attempt to qualify for that Ryder Cup group. And if not, then we’ll transfer on. However it’s positively one thing that’s in my thoughts.”
That improvement doesn’t assure that the DP World Tour will attempt to play good with LIV Golf and its members. “I advised Keith Pelley (CEO of the DP World Tour), ‘I wish to hold being a member of the DP World Tour. I wish to play my minimal, nonetheless assist the tour, nonetheless have my eligibilities to make Ryder Cup groups,'” Garcia stated.
“He stated, ‘That is nice, however we received to do what’s finest for us. We’ll see what that’s.'”
Henrik Stenson of Sweden joined LIV Golf final week and surrendered his European captaincy for the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome.
Since 1999, Garcia has been part of all however one European Ryder Cup group (2010). He has been a part of six successful groups whereas compiling a profession file of 25-13-7. He’s the all-time Ryder Cup scoring chief with 28 1/2 factors.