Some light has finally been shed on the reconciliation of the star-studded golf beef between Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia, in which best friends turned foes thanks to LIV Golf.
The mending began when Garcia said McIlroy and his wife, Angela, said “hi” to each other at the US Open earlier this year, after which the two exchanged text messages. .
Garcia saw this as an opportunity to reach out to McIroy.
“I love my friends and I don’t want to lose too many friends,” Garcia explained. many times In England.
Things changed in their relationship when last summer McIlroy called on Garcia to sign his big deal with Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf – reportedly worth $40 million.
The two had a heated argument over the LIV at the 2022 US Open and Garcia blamed McIlroy, a staunch supporter of the PGA Tour, for the rift between them.
“I think it’s very sad,” Garcia said of McIlroy in February. “I feel like we’ve done so many things together and had so many experiences that for her to throw that away just because I decided to go on a different tour, well, that doesn’t seem very mature; Really a lack of maturity.”
Garcia and McElroy have been friends for years, with McElroy serving as best man at Garcia’s 2017 bridesmaid wedding.
The two appear to be on their way to mend that bond.
“I’m very happy with where we’re going now and the relationship we’re back in,” Garcia said. “I just wish it hadn’t taken so long to get here.”
Both have welcomed some communication back and forth.
“We had a great conversation,” Garcia said. “These were two friends who wanted to go back to the place. That’s the most important thing.”
This reduction in tension came after LIV Golf and the PGA Tour agreed to a ceasefire in early June, agreeing to merge.
Garcia was overjoyed but the news said that he had got his friend back.
Garcia and McIlroy will be on tour together again once the LIV Golf and PGA merger is complete as the parties make peace.
Garcia said, “It was very important to me and I think to Rory as well.” “It felt like this little hole was left and we were both a little sorry for what happened.”