Sergio Garcia motivated by Miller jibe

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• Sergio Garcia brushes off negative comments about Europe
• NBC analyst Johnny Miller said it was 'weakest in many years'
• "You don't win Ryder Cups with your mouth," said Garcia


Sergio Garcia says Team Europe will use comments made by US captain Davis Love III and NBC analyst Johnny Miller to spur them on as they look to win a fourth consecutive Ryder Cup.

Last week, Miller said he thought Europe had ‘its weakest team for many years’ – despite having the Masters, Open, Olympic and FedEx Cup winners – while Love said he believed USA had ‘maybe the best team ever assembled’.
 "Well, Johnny says a lot of things" - Sergio Garcia

And Garcia, who has played in eight of the last nine Ryder Cups, believes remarks such as that can only aid the team’s quest to make European Ryder Cup history.


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“Well, Johnny says a lot of things,” said Sergio Garcia, brushing off Miller’s comments. “Obviously, he's not always going to say the right thing.

“But yeah, they are pretty much motivating factors. Everybody has – you know what they say, opinions are like – we all have one.
"You don't win Ryder Cups with your mouth" - Sergio Garcia

“So everybody's allowed to have their own opinion, and that's what they think, and that's great for them. But we know what we have and that's the most important thing for us.

“At the end of the day, you don't win Ryder Cups with your mouth, you know. You win them out there on the golf course. So that's what we'll see, which team is the best.”


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Garcia is also of the opinion that the death of Arnold Palmer on Sunday won’t spur on the Americans any more so than the Europeans, given that he was so universally revered.

“I think it definitely affects both teams,” added Garcia. “Arnie was a legend – a great man. He helped our game not only in the US but all over the world.
"We also feel very sad for his loss" - Sergio Garcia

“We also feel very sad for his loss and we miss him very much. So I don't know how it will affect the teams.

“Definitely it's something that you don't want to start the Ryder Cup with sad news like that. But you know, unfortunately, it's the way of life, and I'm sure that he'll be out there looking down, probably talking to Seve a little bit and seeing who is going to win it.”

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