The dream of a 19-year-old boy that began in 1999 has abruptly come to an end. In that turn-of-the-century year, Sergio García only thought of succeeding on the American circuit and carving out a future among the best players in the world; and today, twenty-three years and eleven tournament wins later, he has left his American home disenchanted. Just when he has fixed his residence, with his wife and children born in that country, the man from Castellón has decided to cut to the chase and embrace the LIV Golf project, the new world league promoted by the government of Saudi Arabia. After much uncertainty, this Thursday the first of these groundbreaking tests will begin in London, with a closed poster of 48 players, including four Spaniards: Borriol, Pablo Larrazábal, Adrián Otaegui and the amateur David Puig. But all eyes will be on Phil Mickelson, who is reportedly set to receive $200 million for his commitment, Dustin Johnson ($125 million) and other PGA Tour champions including Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace and Kevin Na. We should really talk about former members of the American Circuit, since to play in England they have renounced their rights in the main league in the world.
As for the Games, these depend on the national Olympic committees and the circuit of origin of each golfer does not influence it either, while the Ryder is organized by the PGA of America (the players' association) and the European Circuit. In this case, Sergio García is going to continue with his rights on this side of the Atlantic, so he should have no problem continuing to break records in this emblematic biennial event.