Report: Sergio Garcia To Quit DP World Tour And Ryder Cup

Garcia, the Ryder Cup's record points scorer, may be quitting his home tour and therefore the biennial Europe vs USA match

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The Ryder Cup's record points scorer Sergio Garcia is reportedly getting ready to quit the European Tour (now DP World Tour) and therefore the Ryder Cup.

The Guardian's golf correspondent Ewan Murray reported that Garcia told Spanish media that 'he will be quitting the European Tour (therefore Ryder Cups).'

"My resignation is not official, but I'm going to make it effective," Garcia is reported to have told Spanish media, adding: "What they are doing is a shame because the European Tour is going to become the fifth in the world."

By fifth in the world, Garcia perhaps means that the DP World Tour would fall behind the PGA Tour, LIV, the Asian Tour and the Korn Ferry Tour.

Garcia is also reported to have said "I like to play where they want me and on the European Tour right now I don't feel loved."

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These quotes do not come as a huge surprise after the Spaniard reportedly went on an expletive-laden rant in the locker room at the BMW International Open.

An anonymous DP World Tour player told the Telegraph that "Sergio flew off the handle, shouting 'this Tour is s***, you're all f*****, should have taken the Saudi money'. Bob MacIntyre was there and was disgusted."

Garcia may now choose to play full-time on the LIV Golf Invitational Series and the Asian Tour, which has seen significant investment from LIV Golf. Paul Casey revealed that WhatsApp messages between LIV players may have tried to organise them all playing the same Asian Tour events to boost the strength of fields and therefore world ranking points.

There may be more DP World Tour/Ryder Cup drama to follow if Henrik Stenson joins LIV Golf like one notable report in Sweden claimed. The Ryder Cup captain would almost certainly have to step down if he joined LIV, with the likes of Poulter, Westwood, McDowell and Kaymer also set to be removed from the team, whether as players or captains.

Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

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