Tuesday 20 February 2018

Garcia and Harrington bury hatchet at McIlroy's wedding

Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia: relationship now on much better footing Picture: AP
Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia: relationship now on much better footing Picture: AP

Padraig Harrington has revealed he and Sergio Garcia are on a "much better footing" after meeting at Rory McIlroy's wedding.

The Dublin golfer recently spoke out about the pair's strained relationship after the Spaniard won the US Masters in Augusta.

Harrington had described Garcia as a sore loser, but speaking at an R&A event yesterday afternoon to promote the upcoming Open Championship, the three-time Major champion revealed they cleared the air at McIlroy's wedding in Co Mayo at the weekend.

"Sergio and I are on a much better footing," Harrington said in quotes reported by the BBC. "We've had a chat, because obviously there was a bit of an elephant in the room about what I said.

"I've got to say, Sergio made it very easy. He was exceptionally good about it. He already was well informed, which was nice.

"We have decided that we will look, going forward, at our similarities and the good in each of us rather than any other way."

Irish Independent

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