It appears that the feud between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour hasn’t just caused problems in golf, but it’s also ruined some relationships as Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy are no longer friends due to a rift created when Garcia joined LIV. And it sounds like Garcia blames McIlroy for the falling out.
This week, Sergio Garcia was asked about his relationship with Rory McIlroy, and he revealed that he blames McIlroy for the failed friendship, saying that McIlroy is “lacking maturity.”
“I think it is very sad,” Garcia told The Telegraph Thursday. “I think that we’ve done so many things together and had so many experiences that for him to throw that away just because I decided to go to a different tour, well, it doesn’t seem very mature; lacking maturity, really.”
Garcia were longtime friends, with McIlroy even serving in Garcia’s wedding as a groomsman back in 2017. Garcia said that he still respects McIlroy and all his life choices, but he doesn’t feel like McIlroy is giving him the same sort of respect.
“Rory’s got his own life, and he makes his own choices, the same way that I make mine. I respect his choice, but it seems like he doesn’t respect the ones I make. So a one-way street,” Garcia said.
Garcia said that he would be willing to make amends with McIlroy, but he has doubts that McIlroy would feel the same way.
“Sure, I don’t have a problem with him. He’s the one that has a problem,” Garcia said. “So if he wants to reconcile, then I’m willing to talk, but I’m not sure he’ll put himself down to that level.”