Sergio Garcia faces DP World Tour fine
Ricky Gray | September 13, 2022
His withdrawal from BMW PGA Championship prompted the potential fine.
Sergio Garcia has decided to not participate in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth which could result in a fine from the DP World Tour.
Garcia pulled out before the second round of the tournament after posting an opening round of 76. He was later seen at a college football game between Texas and Alabama.
The DP World Tour's handbook states that “a player is not entitled to withdraw at the conclusion of the first round or during the play of any round of a tournament” except for “emergency reasons or medical circumstances deemed reasonable by the tournament director.”
It was revealed by the DP World Tour and confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday that Garcia hadn’t provided an explanation.
The handbook also adds that “written evidence of medical circumstances" have to be sent to the tournament director or entries department within 21 days of the player's withdrawal and “a player not observing this regulation will be fined.”
Shane Lowry won the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday after it was shortened to 54 holes.
Lowry stated: “I made no secret how I feel about the whole thing. I wanted to win for myself first and foremost, but for everyone that has stayed loyal to this tour. I really feel this is one for the good guys.”
Many believed Garcia should’ve been excluded from the championship because of his move to LIV Golf. Lowry’s comments were made in regard to the recent division among golfers.
If a fine were to be issued to Garcia, it would be issued in the next few days.