NORTH PLAINS, Ore. – Players participating in the LIV Golf Invitational Series provided many answers explaining their reasons for joining the new league.
One response Wednesday during a press conference before the second event of the series at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club highlighted Sergio Garcia, an 11-time PGA Tour winner and a 16-time DP World Tour winner, who gave several reasons for his decision.
“I did this because I think this is the future of golf, because I think this is a great opportunity to not only do what I love, which is golf, but at the same time be able to spend more time with my families and watch how they grow,” Garcia said. “I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old so it’s nice to see them grow as much as possible. I’ve been doing this for 24 years, so I travel a lot and everything, and I make a lot of money doing it.”
But what’s so special about a 48-player, 12-team, 54-hole, no-cut, shotgun series that stands out so much for the 42-year-old that he calls it “the future of golf”?
Simply put: it’s different.
“It brings something new to the game that we haven’t had in ages,” Garcia explained after his press conference along with fellow captains Martin Kaimer and Lee Westwood. “Pretty much every tournament you do on tour is the same so it’s nice to have something that brings together different concepts because you have a personality but at the same time you have a team event and that brings different relationships. which you build, and things like that and various magic tricks. For me, as a captain and as a LIV Golf player, this is certainly very interesting.”
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