LIV Golf's Sergio Garcia: "I'm not paying attention to that!"

Sergio Garcia was asked about the DP World Tour after his second round at LIV Golf Singapore. 

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Sat, 29 Apr 2023
LIV Golf's Sergio Garcia: "I'm not paying attention to that!"

Sergio Garcia refused to offer his opinion about LIV Golf players losing their arbitration battle against the DP World Tour. 

Garcia was in a buoyant mood at Sentosa Golf Club after joining Talor Gooch for a share of the lead in Singapore after 36 holes. 

The Spaniard had just hit all 18 greens in regulation and posted a bogey-free 64 to tee up the opportunity to claim his first victory in the rival league. 

But his mood was likely dampened just a tad when he got involved in this exchange with a reporter. 

The topic was the decision that saw the fines and suspensions issued by the DP World Tour to LIV Golf players upheld. 

As a consequence of the decision by Sports Resolutions, it appears that the European-based circuit is considering fining players using a sliding scale of £100,000 and down. 

Read more about the alleged huge fines the Ryder Cup legends face by clicking here

Garcia was originally part of the 16 players who were involved in that dispute but withdrew. He didn't explain why. 

The 2019 Masters champion raged at reporters at Augusta National when asked about the LIV dynamic. 

"You guys need to stop it," he raged. "You guys are making a big deal out of this, and it's you guys."

Garcia didn't want to offer an opinion this week, but appeared to insist this is not the end of the matter. 

Patrick Reed - who apparently has smashed his Masters-themed Porsche - has also warned he may take the issue further.

Here's the full exchange Garcia had with a reporter in Sentosa: 

Q. Sergio, I wanted to get your thoughts on the recent arbitration ruling that went not in favour of LIV Golf?


"On which one?"

Q. The arbitration ruling, the recent court case?


"The one with DP World?"

Q. Yes.


"Yeah, I'm not part of it, so I don't -- I'm not really paying attention to that. We'll talk to DP World and try to figure it out. But I'm not part of it, so it's okay."

It appears that Garcia's relationship with his home circuit is now beyond repair. 

Earlier this month the DP World Tour chief executive, Keith Pelley, explained that Garcia, Martin Kaymer and Graeme McDowell will never be Ryder Cup captains or vice captains. 

Here's why