Garcia would not swap Ryder Cups for a major


Despite defeat to the United States, Sergio Garcia professed his ongoing love for the Ryder Cup and says he would not swap any of his wins for glory in a major.

The Spaniard was taking part in his eighth Ryder Cup at Hazeltine, with the home team's 17-11 victory representing the third time Garcia has finished on the losing side.

Garcia was speaking in a media conference following Sunday's singles - which saw him take half a point against Phil Mickelson in a match of scarcely believable quality, the pair making 19 birdies between them for a better-ball score of 58.

The 36-year-old has gone close in several majors in the past, and said he was frequently reminded of that fact by the partisan US crowd on Sunday.

"I definitely know I haven't won a major!" he said.

"I felt like maybe if I dream about it one day and I felt like I had a major, I definitely know I don't have it. I've been reminded of it plenty of times.

"But I do have five Ryder Cups with some amazing teams and I'm very proud of that and I wouldn't give any one of them away for a major.

"The only thing I can do is hopefully change that up, so the next time we come to the US, they will tell me, 'ah, you only have one major', or something like that, which will sound a little bit better. But it's okay.

"At the end of the day, I love the Ryder Cup. There's nothing like it. I loved every minute of it.

"Even all the bombs that Phil was making on me. But you know, it was another great week, and so many great things that I will never forget."