So this decidedly odd couple pledged to do something about it.The friend in question happened to be a certain blonde whom Garcia visited last week at the US Open.
Nicolas Colsaerts, the third member of this Ryder Cup three-ball, shot a satisfactory 70.
Peter Hanson, another member of the Europe team playing in Holland, shot an impressive 66 and afterwards explained how difficult it is not to cast the mind forward to Chicago.
A perennial grand slam contender, she finished 2002 by reaching successive quarter-finals at Wimbledon and the US Open.
In 2008 she reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open, where she lost in three sets to Ana Ivanovic, but she has struggled with injuries and poor form over recent years.
The former World No 5 and Wimbledon quarter-finalist Daniela Hantuchová has announced her retirement from professional tennis during The 2017 Championships.