Ryder Cup 2018
Oct 1st, 2018
Sergio Garcia ridicules Sir Nick Faldo
After passing his Ryder Cup record
Photography: Steve Read
He's not everyone's cup of tea, that Nick Faldo. And certainly not Sergio's. After surpassing Sir Nick's Ryder Cup points record on Sunday, Serge couldn't resist a swipe in his direction...
"Yeah, I don't usually cry, but I couldn't help it," Garcia said following his 2-and-1 win in Sunday's eighth match. "What a week. It's been a rough year, but you know, we fought hard. Obviously so thankful for Thomas to pick me and believe in me, and you know, so happy, so happy to get the Cup back here in Paris and in Europe and for everyone to enjoy it as much as they did."
But before he finished, Sergio wanted to make one more little point in the direction of Europe's 2008 losing Captain Faldo. During Faldo's disastrous Captaincy at Valhalla in which he repeatedly referred to himself in the first person and got his sons on stage at the opening ceremony as if he was appearing on This Is Your Life, he managed to upset Sergio by calling him useless". Honestly, it's the littlest thing with some people...
Garcia, who had scored 8.5 points in his previous two Ryder Cups, didn't have his best week, ending up with a 0-2-2 record, but 'useless' was a bit much in anyone's book.
So when SkyTV caught up with Garcia and asked what it felt like to hit the all-time mark felt, the 2017 Masters champ let loose:
“This means a lot to me,” Garcia said. “I have passed some of my heroes today—and Nick Faldo.”
Saucer of milk, table two...