Sergio Garcia's future with Ryder Cup Europe appears to have come to an anti-climactic end after he reportedly missed the deadline to commit to the Mallorca Open on the DP World Tour.
This news was first reported by El Pais. Earlier in the week it was reported that Garcia was torn over the decision.
Europe's regulations stipulate that DP World Tour members are only eligible for selection for the Ryder Cup providing they have played in a minimum of four events, including one in their homeland.
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Garcia - who this week claimed the governing body who awards world ranking points sees LIV as a threat - has only played in three events in 2022, the last being the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth where he also was embroiled in controversy.
He withdrew from the tournament after 18 holes, reportedly giving no reason and then was pictured in the United States at a college football game.
The 42-year-old 2017 Masters champion, who is now ranked No. 81 in the world, is contracted to play in the final two LIV Golf events in Jeddah and Miami of their inaugural, eight-event season with that has handed out $255m in prize money.
The Mallorca Open represented his final opportunity to fulfil his obligations.
Per a report by Jamie Corrigan of The Daily Telegraph, it has been reported that Garcia could still play in Mallorca on a promoter's invite.
Garcia has a storied career with Ryder Cup Europe and is the leading points scorer with 28.5. It would be only the second contest he has missed since 1999.
The Spaniard is not the only big name who could be missing for Europe next September.
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A number of players who have participated and signed contracts with LIV Golf are awaiting the outcome of a court hearing in February which will determine if they can participate in DP World Tour events going forward.
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Garcia reportedly flew off the handle when the DP World Tour fined and suspended players who teed it up at LIV's first event at Centurion Club in June.
The PGA Tour have indefinitely suspended members who played in LIV Golf events.
Some players who now play in LIV events have resigned their memberships from the European circuit and the established, American tour so as to not be involved in legal action.
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