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Garcia declined to speak to the media after the Wells Fargo Championship opening round 67; Garcia said on the course after receiving a penalty: “I can’t wait to get out of this Tour. I can’t wait to get out of here. A few more weeks and I have nothing to do with you.”

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Sergio Garcia told a rules official he “can’t wait to get out of this Tour” during a rant over a decision in the first round of the Wells Fargo PGA Tour Championship.

Sergio Garcia told a rules official he “can’t wait to get out of this Tour” during a rant over a decision in the first round of the Wells Fargo PGA Tour Championship.

Sergio Garcia appeared to confirm his intention to compete in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series after a frustrated rant against a PGA Tour rules official during the Wells Fargo Championship.

Garcia has been among the top players heavily tied to the breakaway circuit, consisting of eight 54-hole tournaments and offering bigger purses than anything currently available in professional play.

The Ryder Cup legend was under for his first round at TPC Potomac when he was put on the clock as he tried to find his ball in the thick grass at par five 10, with Garcia clearly frustrated at the time. to start before he felt he was in a position to look for it.

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Lee Westwood says many players have requested release from the PGA Tour and DP World Tour to play in the new Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational series.

Lee Westwood says many players have requested release from the PGA Tour and DP World Tour to play in the new Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational series.

Garcia’s search through the thick grass was covered on camera throughout, with microphones on the course picking up comments from the Spaniard suggesting he will soon be competing away from the PGA Tour.

“I can’t wait to get out of this Tour,” Garcia can be heard telling the rules manager. “I can’t wait to get out of here my friend.”

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Matthew Southgate sees merit in the Saudi-backed golf tour, arguing the guaranteed income would appeal to him.

Matthew Southgate sees merit in the Saudi-backed golf tour, arguing the guaranteed income would appeal to him.

Garcia kept the moans going as he made his way back to the fairway, adding: “A few more weeks and I have nothing to do with you.”

The world No. 47, without a top 10 in the world this year and still looking for a first victory since the 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship, saved par despite a penalty, then hit an eagle hole from the 15th fairway en route to a three under 67.

Is the Saudi series a risk?

The series begins at the Centurion Club June 9-11, the week before the US Open and comes up against both the RBC Canadian Open and Scandinavian Mixed, with players having to apply for PGA Tour and DP World Tour releases in order to present.

Lee Westwood and Phil Mickelson are among players who have already confirmed their intention to play, alongside British Masters champion Richard Bland, although many of the world’s top players have moved away from the breakaway circuit.

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Golf Channel’s Eamon Lynch says Lee Westwood was complicit in sports washing after he asked to be released from the PGA Tour to play in the first Saudi-backed golf event.

Golf Channel’s Eamon Lynch says Lee Westwood was complicit in sports washing after he asked to be released from the PGA Tour to play in the first Saudi-backed golf event.

Former world number 1 Justin Rose said Sky News players are ‘at risk’ with their future amid warnings of lifetime bans from the PGA and DP World Tours and that his aim is to win ‘big championships’ and ‘create his own history’.

“I’m not [going to play in the LIV Golf Invitational series]not this season, not in the foreseeable future,” Rose said. “I’m curious, like everyone else, to see how it goes and I don’t think less [of the players hoping to play]. I have no judgment on that. I played golf in Saudi Arabia.

“You have to make the decisions that are right for you. You’re a professional golfer, that’s your job. If there’s an opportunity and it’s valid, then that’s an avenue that should be open and available to you. “

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