LIV Golf Invitational Collection participant Sergio Garcia says he has modified his thoughts on giving up his DP World Tour membership.
“Once I completed the Open Championship [last] Sunday, I mentioned that I used to be most definitely going to resign my membership from the [DP World] Tour,” Garcia advised ESPN. “That clearly meant not being eligible for the Ryder Cup as a result of it’s a must to be a member.
“However due to the issues that Jon Rahm mentioned, and I had a few good conversations with guys on the [DP World] Tour, I will maintain off on that. I need to at the least 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 will undoubtedly hold enjoying no matter I can on the tour and attempt to qualify for that Ryder Cup staff. And if not, then we’ll transfer on. However it’s undoubtedly one thing that’s in my thoughts.”
The 2017 Masters champion was one of many first golfers to affix the LIV collection, resigning his PGA Tour membership instantly after becoming a member of the brand new tour, however Garcia remains to be taken with remaining on the DP World Tour.
“I advised Keith Pelley [CEO of the DP World Tour], ‘I need to hold being a member of the DP World Tour. I need to play my minimal, nonetheless assist the tour, nonetheless have my eligibilities to make Ryder Cup groups,'” Garcia mentioned. “He mentioned, ‘That is nice, however we bought to do what’s finest for us. We’ll see what that’s.'”
Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson was in line to function the European captain on the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome, however he was stripped of the dignity after he introduced final week he’s becoming a member of LIV Golf.
Garcia described that flip of occasions as “unhappy.”
“Now it is gotten slightly bit sadder with fines and bans,” Garcia mentioned. “What they did to Henrik. It is slightly bit unhappy.”
Stenson is scheduled to make his LIV debut at this week’s occasion in Bedminster, New Jersey. Garcia, who has performed in each LIV occasions to date, is scheduled to play this week as properly.