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He’s the highest points scorer in Ryder Cup history, and he could be on his way back.

Sergio Garcia’s 28.5 points in the biennial contest between Europe and the United States is yet to be surpassed, and if all goes to plan, the gap could grow.

Now captain of LIV Golf outfit Fireballs GC, the 44-year-old is plotting a way back into the mix of golf’s hottest rivalry.

Speaking on the Rick Shiels Golf Show, the Spaniard has outlined how he can work his way into Luke Donald’s plans for 2025 through his former employer.

Garcia, ultimately, is targeting the DP World Tour.

The Spaniard resigned from the global circuit last year, alongside fellow Ryder Cup stalwarts Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, but admits he is set to return.

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“I’m going to be a member of the DP World tour again next year and play my four events,” Garcia said.

“I always said when I joined LIV that I wanted to keep being a member of the DP World Tour to at least play my minimum four events and keep my card. Obviously, they didn’t make it easy to do that.”

Garcia settled £700,000 in fines he owed to the DP World Tour just before last year’s Ryder Cup, as he tried to earn a place on Donald’s squad.

However, he was still ineligible due to forfeiting his Tour membership.

Donald will lead the Europeans back into battle next year in New York, and that is a match Garcia has his eyes on.

Asked about competing in the Ryder Cup again, he added: “I want to give myself the best possibility for it.

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“Only playing a handful of events it’s not going to be easy to make it unless I do super, super well.

“But I guess, at the end of the day, if I’m eligible, if they see that I’m making the effort, if I do well in LIV and am consistent then hopefully, I can be considered. Not only because of my game, but what I can bring to the team and my history in the event.”

Confirming he would play no more than four events, a return to the DP World Tour would mean Garcia fits ‘21 or 22’ events into his 2024 calendar.

Meanwhile, Garcia looked certain to be a future Ryder Cup captain before defecting to the Saudi-backed league.

And despite focusing on his playing priorities, the Masters champion ruled nothing out.

“At the moment I am not thinking about Ryder Cup captaincy,” he added. “I feel like I can still bring a lot as a player but yes, obviously it is a possibility, we will see what happens.”

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John Turnbull A graduate of the University of Stirling, John joined the bunkered team in 2023 as a Content Producer, with a responsibility for covering all breaking news, tour news, grassroots content and much more besides. A keen golfer, he plays the majority of his golf at Falkirk Golf Club. Top of his 'bucket list' is a round of Pebble Beach... ideally in the company of Gareth Bale.

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