Sergio Garcia says he felt "Ryder Cup vibes" as final four set at LIV Golf Miami

Sergio Garcia says he felt the Ryder Cup vibes despite his Fireballs GC side crashing out of the $50m LIV Golf team championship in Miami.

Sergio Garcia says he felt "Ryder Cup vibes" as final four set at LIV Golf Miami
Sergio Garcia says he felt "Ryder Cup vibes" as final four set at LIV Golf…

Sergio Garcia says he felt the Ryder Cup vibes even though "some people don't think so" after toppling Cameron Smith 2&1 in the semi finals of the $50m LIV Golf team championship despite his Fireballs GC side crashing out.

Garcia, who spent the earlier part of this week reacting to Rory McIlroy's comments about feeling betrayed, showed just why he has been so dependable for Ryder Cup Europe with a gutsy performance over the reigning Open champion Smith. 

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Sergio Garcia says he felt

The Spaniard, 42, came from 2 down in the match to defeat the 28-year-old World No. 3. 

He told the media: 

"[There was] a little bit of Ryder Cup vibes going. It's nice to see that even though some people don't think so, I can still play this game."

Despite his efforts, his Fireballs GC were beaten by Smith's all-Australian Punch GC side. Marc Leishman defeated Carlos Ortiz 1UP while Wade Ormsby and Matt Jones saw off Eugenio Lopez Chacarra and Abraham Ancer by the same margin. 

In the other matches, Brooks Koepka's Smash GC also advanced to Sunday's final over Ian Poulter's Majesticks GC. 

Poulter, who told Kevin Na "F you, basically" after beating the American yesterday at Trump National Doral, was beaten convincingly 3&1 by the four-time major champion. 

Koepka's team mate Peter Uihlein, who is still one of three players remaining in the antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour, defeated England's Lee Westwood 4&2

Sergio Garcia says he felt

Meanwhile, Henrik Stenson and Sam Horsfield were narrowly beaten 1UP by Jason Kokrak and Brooks' brother Chase. 

The heavy favourites for this championship are Dustin's Johnson's 4 Aces GC side, who have dominated the team element thus far with four victories. 

They are through to the final. Johnson led from the front and beat Shergo Al Kurdi 5&3 of the Cleeks GC side after their team captain Martin Kaymer was forced out through injury. 

Johnson's team mate Patrick Reed lost to Laurie Canter 2&1 whilst Graeme McDowell and Richard Bland - who got emotional yesterday - were beaten 1UP by Talor Gooch and Pat Perez. 

Sergio Garcia says he felt

In the final match, Bryson DeChambeau's Crushers GC were beaten by Stinger GC which comprises of four South African players. 

DeChambeau lost in an epic 23-hole match against Louis Oosthuizen. 

Paul Casey, also on the Crushers team, was beaten over 20 holes by Branden Grace while Charles Howell III and Anirban Lahiri lost to Charl Schwartzel and Hennie du Plessis 2UP

In Sunday's final, the winning team will split $16m

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