Sergio Garcia has revealed he is back on speaking terms with Rory McIlroy after the Northern Irishman sent a 'nice' text to the Spaniards wife which led to the first steps in burying the hatchet.
Speaking ahead of LIV Golf Valderrama, Garcia said the duo got together and talked after the U.S. Open in which McIlroy was left disappointed in a major once again with a second place finish.
This news they have made a start in repairing their friendship is not a surprise given that McIlroy reportedly caught Garcia's eye at Los Angeles Country Club and gestured that he would call the 2017 Masters champion.
Men's professional golf was rocked by the stunning announcement before the third major of 2023 that golf's warring factions had made peace.
The PGA Tour have agreed a 'framework agreement' with LIV Golf's Saudi backers, PIF. The European-based DP World Tour is also involved in this agreement.
| Sergio Garcia has revealed he has buried the hatchet with Rory McIlroy after the pair fell out over the emergence of LIV Golf.— GolfMagic (@GolfMagic) June 28, 2023
"I got my friend back," Garcia told reporters at Valderrama. pic.twitter.com/KJFh3OxYoE
We got our first look at what this agreement looks like earlier in the week after US lawmakers demanded answers.
As for Garcia and McIlroy, the Spaniard said 'I got my friend back'.
Garcia was speaking to the assembled media at Valderrama. The news was first reported by GolfByTourMiss.
Garcia revealed McIlroy had sent his wife Angela Akins 'a nice message' which led to the incentive of reaching out. McIlroy's wife Erica Stoll was also involved in the peace talks.
Garcia has been ruled out of the Ryder Cup this year. Who knows, he may be in the 2025 side.
Garcia was asked about the prospect of one day representing Europe again alongside McIlroy.
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