Report: LIV Golf's Sergio Garcia laughs at World Golf Hall of Fame question

LIV Golf's Sergio Garcia is reportedly not convinced he will be looked upon favourably for inclusion into the World Golf Hall of Fame. 

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Thu, 22 Jun 2023
Report: LIV Golf's Sergio Garcia laughs at World Golf Hall of Fame question

Sergio Garcia reportedly isn't convinced he will be thought of highly when the decision is made on who will be inducted 2026 class of inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame. 

Last year Tiger Woods was reduced to tears after a powerful speech from his daughter Sam. 

It was, of course, absolutely a given that Woods would be a Hall of Famer given his illustrious career. It wouldn't be a stretch to suggest that the 15-time major champ also thrust golf into the mainstream and made it cool. 

Well, cooler than it was. 

But Garcia? He's sure he will be looked upon differently, according to a report by Golf Channel

When you look at Garcia's resume, there is undoubtedly a clear case that he should be considered for the honour for the 2026 inductees. 

He has multiple worldwide wins (31), has amassed the most points for Ryder Cup Europe in the history of the competition (28.5), has won the Masters and also the coveted Players. 

The next ballot will include players born in 1980, meaning that Garcia, Adam Scott and Justin Rose can be considered. 

Garcia was quoted in the report as saying 'although things are settling down', he went to LIV Golf 'so I'm probably a little behind'. He is said to have made the comment and then laughed. 

The Spaniard was alluding to the recent agreement that was struck between the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and the Saudi backers of LIV Golf (PIF). 

That agreement is now under scrutiny by US lawmakers and will also be reportedly looked into by the US Department of Justice investigation into the PGA Tour over alleged anticompetitive conduct. 

Garcia was also in the news after the 2023 US Open when it was reported that he and his once close pal Rory McIlroy are looking to bury the hatchet. 

The pair fell out over McIlroy's harsh criticism of the rival league. McIlroy is said to have made a gesture towards Garcia at Los Angeles Country Club indicated that he would give him a call

The Hall of Fame committee that votes on the finalists includes PGA Tour boss Jay Monahan - who is currently on leave for a medical issue - as well as DP World Tour chief executive Keith Pelley. 

Leaders from Augusta National, PGA of America, the USGA and R&A also vote. 

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