Sergio Garcia to ‘hold off’ on quitting DP World Tour in hope of playing Ryder Cup

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Garcia was joint 68th at this month’s Open Championship

Sergio Garcia says he’s “going to carry off on” giving up his membership of the European-based DP World Tour to see if he might nonetheless play within the Ryder Cup.

The 42-year-old is a part of the breakaway Saudi-funded LIV Golf sequence.

He just lately mentioned he could be quitting the DP World Tour however European gamers must be a member of it to be eligible for the Ryder Cup.

“I wish to not less than see what’s occurring when Ryder Cup qualification begins,” Garcia told ESPN. external-link

“See what sort of guidelines and eligibilities they’ve in there.

“If I agree with what they [are], I am going to undoubtedly preserve enjoying 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 undoubtedly one thing that’s in my thoughts.”

The following Ryder Cup will happen in Rome in September 2023.

Individuals must be members of the PGA Tour, which is banning any of its members which have joined LIV, to be eligible. The DP World Tour has punished however not indefinitely banned LIV golfers.

“I instructed Keith Pelley [chief executive of the DP World Tour]: ‘I wish to preserve being a member of the DP World Tour. I wish to play my minimal, nonetheless help the tour, nonetheless have my eligibilities to make Ryder Cup groups,'” mentioned Garcia.

“He mentioned: ‘That is nice, however we received to do what’s finest for us. We’ll see what that’s.'”

Swede Henrik Stenson was just lately eliminated as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain after deciding to affix the controversial LIV Golf sequence.

“What they did to Henrik, it is a bit of bit unhappy,” mentioned Garcia.

The third occasion of the LIV Golf sequence will happen in Bedminster, at Trump Nationwide Golf Membership in New Jersey from 29-31 July.

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