Jon Rahm FUMING Sergio Garcia is being FORCED OUT of the Ryder Cup

Jon Rahm believes LIV Golf's Sergio Garcia should be allowed to compete in the European Ryder Cup team. 

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Tue, 30 May 2023
Jon Rahm FUMING Sergio Garcia is being FORCED OUT of the Ryder Cup

A disgruntled Jon Rahm is not happy with the politics surrounding the Ryder Cup this year after it recently emerged Sergio Garcia will play no part in competing on Luke Donald's European Ryder Cup team. 

Rahm, speaking ahead of this week's Memorial Tournament that he bids to win for a second time on the PGA Tour, admits he is going to "miss" his fellow Spaniard Garcia on the European Ryder Cup team this year. 

The World No.2 believes LIV Golf League players such as Garcia should still be able to compete in a biennial contest that has always been about pitting the very best Europeans and Americans against each other. 

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Garcia last week told of a private conversation he held with 2023 European Ryder Cup captain Donald that confirmed he would have no place in his side, and as a result, he tore up his membership of the DP World Tour alongside Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson

Europe's all-time leading points scorer Garcia said: "I wanted him to be sincere and tell me the truth, and he pretty much told me that I had no chance. Obviously that made my decision a little bit easier."


The politics should have been left out of the Ryder Cup, in the eyes of Rahm. 

Rahm told the media today: 

"I'm going to miss him. We had a great partnership at Whistling Straits. I'm going to mention history again one more time. A Spanish duo in the Ryder Cup I think to me is embedded into the roots of the Ryder Cup. Look with Seve and Ollie were able to do throughout their partnership, right. So it's a little sad to me that politics have gotten in the way of such a beautiful event. Again, it's the best Europeans against the best American, period. And whatever is going on, who is playing LIV and who is not playing LIV to me shouldn't matter. It's whoever is best suited to represent the European side. And I have a hard time to believe that the best player Europe has ever had, the most successful player Europe has had on the Ryder Cup isn't fit to be on the team. So, it's unfortunate. I will miss him. But with that said I want to be hopeful, there's a couple of Spanish guys playing really good right now, so hopefully they can join me on the team."

LIV Golf's Poulter took to Twitter to applaud Rahm's latest comments surrounding Garcia and the Ryder Cup.

"Only person who gets it," tweeted Poulter.

United States Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson recently spoke about his LIV Golf dilemma, especially after Brooks Koepka won the US PGA for a third time to play his way into the reckoning for a place on the team. Johnson delivered a subtle dig in the way of LIV Golf last week. 

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