Is Garcia Now Done With The Ryder Cup?

Sergio Garcia continues to make plenty of headlines and this week he has both been fined and most likely said goodbye to his time in the Ryder Cup.

The leading points scorer of all time in the competition did not sign up for next week's Mallorca Open which means he will fall short of playing in the minimum number of events to keep his membership of the DP World Tour. The good news is that the 16-time winner is an honorary member of the tour, the bad news is that any points accrued in any starts would not count towards the Ryder Cup rankings or DP World Tour.

Garcia, now 42, first played in the 1999 Ryder Cup at Brookline, when he teamed up so brilliantly with Jesper Parnevik, and he has only missed one match since when he was an assistant to Colin Montgomerie – his tally of points currently stands at an incredible 28.5 points.

The Spaniard has also been hit in the pocket after failing to provide a medical explanation for his strange disappearance after the opening round of the PGA at Wentworth. Following an opening 76 there was then a cancellation of Friday's play following the queen's death and Garcia was then next seen at an NCAA football game in Austin, Texas.

A tour spokesman told Golf Digest that he had failed to provide 'medical evidence deemed reasonable' as required by the DP World Tour's General Regulations Handbook and therefore fined. As is always the case the amount was not revealed.

The good news for Garcia is that any penalty is likely to melt into the ether given what he's been paid to sign up to LIV Golf, he was also the winning team captain in the last event in Bangkok which earned the four-man outfit $3m.