Sergio Garcia may have shot a lacklustre 1-over par in the opening round of the LIV Golf Invitational London at Centurion today, but he was certainly smirking when reporters asked him what he made of the PGA Tour's decision to ban its players for competing in LIV Golf events.
Garcia binned his PGA Tour membership two weeks ago just weeks after saying he "could not wait to leave" the PGA Tour when ranting to a rules official at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Fresh in the knowledge that PGA Tour boss Jay Monahan today confirmed hefty bans for all 17 PGA Tour players competing in the inaugural LIV Golf tournament will now happen, Garcia could not have looked any more chuffed with his decision to call time on his membership.
"It doesn't bother me."— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 9, 2022
Sergio Garcia reacts to the PGA Tour suspending players who play in the Saudi-backed LIV International Golf Series. pic.twitter.com/izEZQlISLt
"It doesn't bother me, I am very happy where I am," Garcia said with a notable smirk and glint in his eye, no doubt thinking of all the Saudi millions that are about to enter his bank account.
"I am excited for this Tour, thought today was a great day to start. That's where I'm going to focus. I resigned a week and half ago, so whatever the PGA Tour says that doesn't go with me because I'm not a member. I resigned because I didn't want to get into any legal battles.
"I am very happy to be here for many reasons because it's going to allow me to do what I love, which is playing golf, it's going to allow me to see my family more, spend more time with my kids, they are four and two so want to spend as much time as I can, and make a good living while doing it."