Sergio Garcia beats Sir Nick Faldo’s Ryder Cup record… four years after legend called him ‘useless’

SERGIO GARCIA has beaten Sir Nick Faldo's record as the highest-ever points scorer in Ryder Cup history – four years after the legend labelled him "useless".

Spanish star Garcia capped another brilliant week on duty for Europe with a victory over Rickie Fowler which helped them to secure a stunning victory over America.

 Sergio Garcia has set the record for the most points scored in Ryder Cup history

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Sergio Garcia has set the record for the most points scored in Ryder Cup history

And in the process he surpassed golfing great Faldo at the top of the all-time scorers, making his former captain eat his words once again.

Faldo had been in charge of the side which was thrashed by the US in 2008, and years later hit out at the contribution Garcia had made.

While working as a pundit for the Golf Channel, he took issue at his colleague Terry Gannon claiming Garcia's Ryder Cup play had been "spectacular".

Faldo snapped back: "Most of them. Apart from one.

 Nick Faldo said Garcia was useless for him in his Ryder cup team in 2006

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Nick Faldo said Garcia was useless for him in his Ryder cup team in 2006

"He was useless. Half a point, bad attitude. Anyway, we move on."

His comments back in 2014 drew fierce criticism, and Faldo eventually rolled back on his claim and said Garcia was actually "lousy" for him.

But the irony of Garcia being the man to finally knock Faldo off top spot in the all-time Ryder Cup standings will not be lost on many.

Garcia said: "I don't usually cry, but I couldn't help it. What a week. It's been a rough year, but you know, we fought hard.

"Obviously so thankful for Thomas to pick me and believe in me, and you know, so happy, so happy to get the Cup back here in Paris and in Europe and for everyone to enjoy it as much as they did."

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SERGIO GARCIA has beaten Sir Nick Faldo's record as the highest-ever points scorer in Ryder Cup history – four years after the legend labelled him "useless".