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Former Masters champion Sergio Garcia stated he intends to stop the DP World Tour after...

Former Masters champion Sergio Garcia stated he intends to stop the DP World Tour after becoming a member of the Saudi-funded LIV Golf sequence, including that he now not feels beloved on his residence European circuit.

Garcia, who resigned his PGA membership to play within the LIV sequence, will likely be ineligible for future Ryder Cups if he quits the DP World Tour.

“I’m fairly clear about what I’m going to do with the European circuit. In all probability depart it,” Garcia informed Spanish reporters after the Open on Sunday. “I wish to play the place I really feel beloved, and proper now within the European Tour I’m not feeling beloved.

“I’m very proud of what I’ve achieved, and I’m going to attempt to take pleasure in it. I’ll play much less and can spend extra time at residence. If I can’t play any extra main, that is the way in which it’s, however it isn’t one thing that bothers me lots. I’m feeling unhappy due to the Ryder Cup however proper now in the way in which I’m taking part in I will not be chosen.”

Garcia’s former European Ryder Cup captain, Thomas Bjorn, has been an outspoken critic of LIV Golf and the gamers who’ve jumped ship to the breakaway circuit bankrolled by Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund (PIF).

Critics say the brand new sequence quantities to blatant “sportswashing” by a nation attempting to enhance its repute in gentle of its historical past of human rights abuses.

“When Thomas Bjorn — former Ryder Cup captain — got here to the BMW Championship and informed us: ‘We do not love any of you and all gamers say so.’ … I have already got an age and had sufficient struggling to be enduring nonsense like that,” Garcia stated. “That is not fairly. I’ve given greater than half my life to the European Tour and I wished to proceed taking part in it, however I’m not going to be the place they do not need me.

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“It is extremely unhappy to obtain such therapy for a private {and professional} resolution. … I really feel sorry for the Ryder Cup, my resignation will not be official, however I will make it efficient. I’ve what I’ve and I’m very proud of it, and I wish to take pleasure in it to the fullest. I’ll play much less; I will likely be extra at residence.”

Data from Reuters was used on this report.