Garcia and Harrington had a long-running rivalry, which still seemed to be ongoing when Harrington called Garcia a “very sore loser” in the wake of the Spaniard winning The Masters in 2017.
“We don’t have any issues anymore,” insisted Garcia as he prepared to play in this week’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic, which he won two years ago in the build up to that major breakthrough. “We’re totally fine, and we’ve been fine for a lot of years now, so I think you guys should stop bringing that up.
“At the end of the day, I think that we’re all a team and I’m sure that Pádraig is going to be a great captain and I hope that I’ll be a player on his roster and I’m going to play as hard as I can like I always do for Europe.”
Harrington was appointed as Thomas Bjorn’s successor a fortnight ago after being a vice captain in the last three matches against the Americans.
“He’s going to bring a lot of experience,” added Garcia, who became the all-time Ryder Cup points leader after vindicating his wildcard selection by helping Europe crush a star-studded US team in France in September.
“He’s been a great player for many years and he’s been a part of many Ryder Cup teams. So I think he’s going to bring a lot of good experience.
“You know, every captain brings a little extra thing, little different things from himself, and I’m sure that Pádraig will have a couple aces up his sleeve to make sure that the team is well prepared and fired up to retain that cup.”