Garcia: Ready to forgive and forget Faldo's 'useless' comment


GLENEAGLES, Scotland – Nick Faldo caused a stir earlier this week when he said during the Day 1 telecast from the Ryder Cup on Golf Channel that Sergio Garcia was “useless” during the 2008 matches.

Faldo later explained, “Everybody immediately goes straight to him that ‘Faldo says you were useless’ when they don't know the circumstances. It's live television. It's half tongue-in-cheek. It's a throwaway line with no malice.”

On Sunday at Gleneagles, Garcia was asked if he had received a congratulatory message from Faldo following Europe’s 16 1/2-to-11 1/2 victory.

“I have not, but I really wouldn’t expect it anyway,” Garcia said. “I’m an open mind, I’m always willing to forgive and forget. It was an unfortunate comment. I’ll move on.”