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European Ryder Cup star Jon Rahm has called for an unlikely Ryder Cup reunion with fellow Spaniard Sergio Garcia this September.
Garcia, Europe’s all-time leading points scorer, looks set to miss the biennial match because of his switch to LIV Golf last year, but Rahm is desperate for that to change.
The former world number one was speaking on the Golf Sin Etiquetas podcast and claimed that he would select his compatriot if he was in charge.
Rahm said: “With all respect for European players, the only one from LIV that I would choose for the Ryder Cup would be Sergio, even if he was missing a leg.”
The pair had formed a formidable partnership, most recently on display at Whistling Straits in 2019, as they teamed up to win all three matches together.
Several other players put their Ryder Cup participation in jeopardy by joining the Saudi-backed circuit.
Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, and Henrik Stenson all damaged their chances of being involved, after being talismanic figures for Europe throughout the years.
But Rahm reckons his captain Luke Donald should still consider choosing the 10-time Ryder Cupper, who has won a record 28.5 points for his side.
The contest between the United States and Europe will be held at Marco Simone in Italy, as Team Europe look to make it seven consecutive wins on home soil.
Since making his debut in 1999, Garcia has played in four of the last five of those winning teams, cementing his status as a Ryder Cup great.
The 43-year-old missed out on playing at the Open championship this year but finished in a tie for 27th place at the U.S. Open in June.
Garcia has three top-ten finishes on Greg Norman’s tour this season, including a play-off defeat to fellow Ryder Cup hopeful Talor Gooch in Singapore.
With uncertainty surrounding who both captains will select for the hotly anticipated contest, it seems likely that several rookies could be handed debuts.
In terms of the LIV Golf contingent, Zach Johnson looks set to boast only Brooks Koepka from the breakaway league.
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