Sergio Garcia withdraws from BMW PGA Championship, shows up on field at Texas-Alabama game

Sergio Garcia withdrew from the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in Surrey, England, it was announced Saturday. There was no official reason given for Garcia’s withdrawal.

He finished his opening round Thursday, shooting a 4-over 76. Friday’s second round was postponed a day after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and the tournament was reduced to 54 holes.

Yet Garcia apparently was satisfied with playing only 18.

Before kickoff of the Alabama at Texas college football game in Austin, Fox Sports cameras captured Garcia, the 2017 Masters winner and his wife, Angela, with 2022 Masters winner Scottie Scheffler, and his wife, Meredith, on the field before the game. Garcia’s withdrawal was announced early Saturday morning, and then he was in Austin ahead of the highly-anticipated college football matchup, which kicked off at noon ET Saturday.

Garcia, who’s playing on the LIV Golf series, wasn’t the only one to withdraw. Justin Rose, Ryan Fox and Kristoffer Broberg also pulled out of the event. Nino Bertasio and Andrea Pavan pulled out in the middle of their rounds, as well.

Scheffler, a 2018 Texas grad, received the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year award on ESPN’s College GameDay before kickoff.