Frustrated Garcia: ‘I can’t wait to leave this tour’

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Sergio Garcia‘s frustration over a ruling on a misplaced ball within the first spherical of the Wells Fargo Championship on Thursday may need triggered him to disclose the place he is quickly headed.

After driving his tee shot on the tenth gap right into a hazard at TPC Potomac in Potomac, Maryland, Garcia turned pissed off with a PGA Tour guidelines official, who assessed him a penalty for taking an excessive amount of time whereas looking for his ball. Gamers are allotted three minutes to search out misplaced balls as soon as they arrive on the neighborhood of the place it landed. Garcia argued that he hadn’t but began looking till he crossed a river.

“You need me to swim via the river?” Garcia requested the foundations official. “I wasn’t searching for the ball there. I used to be searching for the ball as soon as I acquired onto this facet. Does that make sense?”

After dropping the argument, Garcia, from Spain, waved his hand in disgust and mentioned, “I am unable to wait to go away this tour. … I am unable to wait to get out of right here, my pal.”

After strolling via the waist-high grass just a little longer, Garcia mentioned, “A few extra weeks, I haven’t got to take care of you anymore.”

Garcia, 42, is certainly one of a handful of worldwide gamers who’ve been linked to the Saudi Arabian-backed LIV Golf Invitational Sequence, which is being fronted by Greg Norman, a two-time winner of The Open.

The primary LIV Golf Invitational occasion is scheduled June September 11 on the Centurion Membership, outdoors of London.

Garcia, who has gained 11 occasions on the PGA Tour and captured his solely main championship victory on the 2017 Masters, hasn’t confirmed whether or not he has requested the PGA Tour for a launch to compete within the London occasion. He has made greater than $54 million on tour.

Garcia declined to speak with reporters after taking pictures 3-under 67 within the first spherical on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Englishman Lee Westwood confirmed to Sky Sports activities that he has requested the PGA Tour and DP World Tour for releases to compete in London. Six-time main championship Phil Mickelson and Robert Garrigus even have confirmed asking for a launch from the PGA Tour.

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