Sergio Garcia faces a fine from the DP World Tour for going AWOL at the PGA Championship at Wentworth last week.
The Spaniard’s presence was a controversial enough factor after he signed up to the Saudi-funded LIV Golf earlier this year.
He was suspended by the PGA Tour but refused to relinquish his DP World Tour membership and last week’s tournament was an opportunity for him to gain world ranking points he can’t win in LIV events.
But he couldn’t . well enough to get any and after opening with a four-over par 76, Garcia appeared to decide he had had enough and withdrew from the competition without giving a reason.
He then shared a picture on his Instagram with his wife, Angela Adkins, at a Texas college football match on the Saturday of the tournament back in Europe.
DP World Tour rules state that a .er will be fined if they withdraw from an event without ’emergency reasons or medical circumstances deemed reasonable by the tournament director’.
Garcia was one of 17 LIV Golfers in the tournament and their presence was not a welcome one with the majority of their competitors in England.
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Speaking prior to the event, Rory McIlroy said: ‘I hate what it’s (LIV) doing to the game of golf. I hate it. I really do. It’s going to be hard for me to stomach going to Wentworth and seeing them t.. That just doesn’t sit right with me.’
McIlroy finished tied second with John Rahm of Spain, with Shane Lowry emerging victorious by a shot.