Sky Sports Commentator Sends Classy Message To Sergio Garcia

On Saturday evening, Sky Sports commentator, Ewen Murray, sent out a respectful tweet to the former Major winner

Murray holds a microphone in front of a banner
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To say Sergio Garcia's past fortnight has been dramatic is a slight understatement. At the beginning of October, the Spaniard extinguished any hopes of Ryder Cup selection after he missed the deadline for the Mallorca Open, with Garcia then reportedly fined for failing to provide a medical explanation for his BMW PGA Championship withdrawal.

However, despite jumping ship to LIV Golf, just like a number of his fellow Ryder Cup teammates, Garcia is still a true legend of the game, something that Sky Sports commentator, Ewen Murray, summed up rather poignantly via Twitter.

Tweeting on Saturday evening, Murray said: "@TheSergioGarcia Sergio, you received an invite to the @DPWorldTour in Madrid at 14 yrs of age. We rejoiced 5yrs later with your 1st win in Ireland, your Masters victory and record pts in the Ryder Cup. You were indeed loved by many good golfers, more importantly, great people."

Following the tweet, Garcia spotted the classy message, with the 42-year-old responding "Thank you @mrewanmurray. Appreciate the respect and thought on this."

After the second round of the final LIV Golf individual event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Garcia revealed that "it doesn't look like" he'll be returning to the DP World Tour anytime soon, with the Spaniard stating: "At the end of the day I want to play where people want me, where people are excited to have me, and where I feel like I'm welcome and loved. Right now that's here, that's at LIV, and I'm very excited about that."

Garcia hits a bunker shot

Garcia has featured in all of the Saudi-backed series events 

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There's no denying that he is a legend of the European and global game. Not only is Garcia Team Europe's highest ever point scorer in the Ryder Cup, he is also an 11-time PGA Tour and 16-time DP World Tour winner.

However, following outbursts at both the Wells Fargo Championship and the BMW International Open, some players and individuals in the golf world seemed to lose respect for him, with Robert MacIntyre tweeting: "Amazing how fast you can lose respect for someone that you’ve looked up to all your life," following Garcia's rage at the International Open, where he said "this tour (DP World) is s***, you're all f****d."

Matt Cradock
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Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

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