A reporter asked Garcia what he would say to Koepka when they meet at next week’s World Golf Championship in Mexico City. Koepka had said: “You’re 40, so you’ve got to grow up eventually.”
“I’m going to tell him I agree,” Garcia said. “But I don’t agree with the age. He got my age wrong. I’m 39, not 40. But when I see him, I’ll tell him I’m sorry.”
Garcia escapes suspension from the Tour, but knows that the matter is far from over, as far as the fans and fellow players are concerned. “I’m sure I’m going to hear it throughout the year,” he said. “My job is to go out and show everyone that no matter what, I can be the best behaved guy in the classroom. I’m sure some of them aren’t going to be happy about it.”
Meanwhile, sources say that Sky Sports is about to announce it will again screen all four days of action from the Masters after agreeing a one-year deal. The channel is also confident of rescuing the rights to May’s US PGA Championship, after not showing the major last year due to a contract dispute.