Sergio Garcia took a giant leap towards becoming the most hated man in world golf on the weekend after a mid-tournament disappearing act at the flagship event of the DP World Tour.
A legal decision in the UK allowed Garcia and 17 other LIV Golf members to play in the $A11.7 million BMW PGA Championship outside London despite the DP World Tour’s wishes.
Spots were at a premium but Garcia took up his and, after an opening round shocker of four-over, the Spaniard withdrew.
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Given he had already started the tournament, he could not be replaced by a reserve.
The first reserve was Garcia’s compatriot and Jon Rahm’s good friend Alfredo García-Heredia.
Sky Sports’ Jamie Weir…