The good friendship between Sergio García and Rory McIlroy is already history. The relationship between the two is no longer idyllic (we remember that the Northern Irishman became the Spaniard’s best man when he walked down the aisle in 2017) and has given way to an exchange of criticisms due to the decision of the man from Castellón to join LIV , the Saudi circuit that tries to put the PGA and the European circuit in check.
Sergio García and Rory McIlroy, situation
“I think it’s very sad. We’ve done so many things together and we’ve had so many experiences that he’s decided to throw it away just because I decided to go on a different tour.
He doesn’t seem very mature, it’s a clear sign of immaturity,” he said. García in an interview with the Telegraph newspaper on the eve of his debut at the LIV Golf México that takes place in Mayakoba. “But Rory has his own life and makes his own decisions, just like I make mine.
I respect his decisions, but it seems that he doesn’t respect mine. So, each one for himself,” said the Spaniard, who left the door open to try to redress the situation. “Sure, I don’t have a problem with him. He’s the one who has a problem.
So if he wants to reconcile, then I’m willing to talk, but I’m not sure he’ll get to that level” he stated. Rory was born in Holywood, Northern Ireland where he attended Sullivan Upper School. He belongs to the Holywood Golf Club, where he began his first training sessions followed by Michael Bannon, a coach he has maintained to this day.
McIlroy was part of the Junior Ryder Cup winning team in 2004, while in 2005 he became the youngest winner of both All-Ireland tournaments, the West of Ireland Championship and the Irish Close Championship. Also in 2005, at the North of Ireland Championship, held at The Royal Portrush, he broke the course record with a 61 at the age of 16, a record still unbeaten in 2019 at The Open Championship, held at The Royal Portrush .
In August 2006 he won the stage played at the Le Betulle Golf Club in Biella, Piedmont, of the European Amateur Championship with a score of 274 strokes (65-69-72-68), 3 less than the Englishman Lewton Stephen. In October 2006 he represented Ireland in the Eisenhower Trophy and the Amateur World Team Championship.
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