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Rory McIlroy wedding: Padraig Harrington reveals meeting with Sergio Garcia - 'There was a bit of an elephant in the room'

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

The Irish golfer revealed the pair didn't get on while speaking after the Spaniard's recent Masters triumph, but now says that their relationship is the 'best it has ever been'.

Harrington had described Garcia as a sore loser, but speaking at an R&A event this afternoon to promote the forthcoming Open Championship, the three-time Major champion revealed that the former Ryder Cup team-mates cleared the air at McIlroy's wedding.

"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. That he looked into the deal of it and he understood what I was actually saying.

"We have decided that we will look going forward at our similarities and the good in each of us rather than any other way. So we are in a great place. So if anything, it's worked out for the better."

Harrington is being tipped as a candidate to captain Europe at the 2020 Ryder Cup in America, so the Dubliner could well be working with Garcia if he gets the nod to lead the team.

Irish Independent

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