Garcia to lose incredible streak after four decades

Sergio Garcia’s whirlwind 2022 is set to add another unfortunate chapter this weekend when he slumps to somewhere he hasn’t been for over four decades.

In what stands as a truly remarkable accomplishment, Garcia has now sat inside the world’s top 100 for an uninterrupted 23 years and 21 weeks.

But sadly for the Spaniard, and all you adoring El Nino fans out there, the incredible streak will come to an end this week after he fails to tee up for an Official World Golf Ranking accredited event once again.

Per the ever-reliable VC606 – the OWGR stat guru on Twitter – Garcia has remained inside the top 100 ever since he soared into it back on July 4, 1999 – the day which saw him jump from 405th to 79th after winning the Irish Open.

Heck, it was so long ago that the top 10 that week read as Tiger Woods, David Duval, Davis Love III, Vijay Singh, Mark O’Meara, Colin Montgomerie, Ernie Els, Payne Stewart and Nick Price. Anyone else feeling old?

Since then, Garcia has done just about everything in golf, landing 35 more tour titles, winning a coveted Green Jacket at Augusta National, and becoming the all-time record points scorer in Ryder Cup history.

Sergio Garcia

It’s a streak so unprecedented that since the inception of the OWGR, only two other players can boast having sat inside the world top 100 for four decades, the others being Singh and Mr Phil Mickelson.

But like the latter, Garcia has now seen his world ranking plummet since joining LIV Golf back in June, dropping over 50 places in just five months with the series still not being afforded OWGR status.

And having also relinquished his DP World Tour status, and been banned from the PGA Tour, Garcia’s plummeting world ranking is no sign of slowing down. That’s unless LIV can somehow hatch a new ploy to get around their seemingly never-ending OWGR debacle.

Well, say what you want about Sergio Garcia in 2022, but that was one hell of a run.

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Garcia to lose incredible streak after four decades