Sergio Garcia made headlines for all the wrong reasons after he was caught ranting at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Unhappy with a ruling, the former Masters champion appeared to confirm he wants to quit the PGA Tour for the Saudi-backed LIV series, saying: “I can’t wait to leave this tour.”
Social media was quick to jump on the Ryder Cup legend’s comments, with Garcia facing heavy criticism.
Some users branded him a “cry baby”, while others mocked the Spaniard for his outburst.
Nobody is watching the PGA because of Sergio Garcia. He's a sniveling baby who takes to damn long to do anything. Good riddance.— GO DAWGS! (@fdub253) May 6, 2022
WTF is going on in some players head ????— Mike Lorenzo-Vera (@MikeLorenzoVer1) May 6, 2022
Not enough 💵 on the @PGATOUR ???
Not well organized ? Bad schedule ?
Bad courses ? Bad crowed ? Before the LIV , looks like they were happy ! UNGRATEFULNESS !!!! That’s the only word that comes to my mind. #education
… is Sergio Garcia just a Spanish version of Patrick Reed?— Samantha Marks (@SamanthaSMarks) May 5, 2022
If this isn’t peak Sergio Garcia, I don’t know what is.— Mark Harris (@itismarkharris) May 5, 2022
Nothing like announcing to the world you’re headed to LIV Golf than by dropping the news while arguing with a rules official. pic.twitter.com/8BaZHggunL
The first event of the LIV Series is scheduled to take place at Centurion Club near London next month, and Garcia’s representatives confirmed he has requested a release from the PGA Tour in order to play.
He is the fourth player to officially reveal their plans to participate, after Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood and Richard Bland.
Several other big names, including former major winners Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watson, are also thought to be on the verge of joining.