Sergio Garcia has until Friday to decide whether he will play at the Mallorca Open later this month, knowing that not participating would bring one of the Ryder Cup

European regulations state that only members of the DP World Tour are eligible for selection, and for Garcia to keep his card, he must hit a minimum of four events,

The world number one has played in three so far in 2022 and is contracted to play in a trio of LIV Golf Series events in the next four weeks.

starting on Friday in Bangkok - meaning Mallorca is his only chance to meet pre-season criteria. culminating in Dubai next month.

Garcia, the Ryder Cup's all-time leading scorer, has been a member of the Tour for 24 years and has spoken of his desire to continue on his home circuit after retiring from the PGA Tour.

However, a UK court hearing in February could leave Keith Pelley, Wentworth's chief executive, free to issue unlimited bans to rebels who have joined

In the coming days, Garcia, 42, will have to consider his chances of being banned from playing for Europe.

If Garcia does not announce his name by Friday's deadline, there is a possibility that he could still appear in Palma at the promoter's invitation,