Previous Masters champion Sergio Garcia was a single of the first golfers to be part of the LIV sequence, resigning his PGA Tour membership right away immediately after signing up for the new tour. The 42-calendar year-previous has adopted the controversy — and at times criticism — ever considering the fact that.
Garcia spoke on Zoom final week about the most difficult section of leaving the PGA Tour when he initially regarded signing up for LIV and a perfectly-publicized argument with an official at the Wells Fargo Championship. Here’s what he said.
Michael Collins: When did you get started pondering about LIV? Get that timeline for you individually.
Sergio Garcia: Perfectly, it was talked about, I believe in 2021, but we were not there at the commencing. They did not locate us or nearly anything like that. The 1st true get hold of was the 2022 Saudi International Open. They started out chatting to us, exhibiting us what they were being executing. A attainable thought. Which is when we started imagining.
Then what happened on the Riviera transpired, and anything was captured. We were not sure if he would come back again to it or not. But as soon as we begun playing golfing, we were being like, “All right, right here we are. This is for authentic.” That is when everybody commenced to notice I guess.