Sergio Garcia faces a high-quality from the DP World Tour after his withdrawal from the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
Garcia pulled out earlier than the second spherical of the match after posting a gap spherical of 76 and was then pictured on the faculty soccer sport between Texas and Alabama on Saturday.
The DP World Tour’s handbook states that “a participant just isn’t entitled to withdraw on the conclusion of the primary spherical or through the play of any spherical of a match” apart from “emergency causes or medical circumstances deemed affordable by the match director.”
The DP World Tour confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday that Garcia had not offered a cause for leaving the match and that he might be chargeable for a high-quality according to its basic rules for members acknowledged of their handbook.
The handbook provides that “written proof of medical circumstances” should be forwarded to the match director or entries division inside 21 days of the participant’s withdrawal and “a participant not observing this regulation might be fined.”
Garcia’s participation at Wentworth was already a supply of controversy, given he was one among a number of high-profile gamers on the occasion to have defected to the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf collection.
Shane Lowry received the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday after it was shortened to 54 holes following the loss of life of Queen Elizabeth II and made reference to the division of golf in feedback afterward.
“I made no secret how I really feel about the entire thing,” Lowry mentioned. “I wished to win for myself at the beginning, however for everybody that has stayed loyal to this tour. I actually really feel that is one for the great guys.”