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Is Sergio Settling Down?

September 28, 2008

ATLANTA -- Dateless for the Ryder Cup, the European wives and significant others were teasing Sergio Garcia last week about his love life, saying the notorious bachelor should settle down. The Spaniard played along by asking if they'd like it if "Morgan came back" -- Morgan, of course, being Morgan-Leigh Norman, daughter of Greg.

The two were an item at the 2006 Ryder Cup, but maintaining a long-distance relationship while both were pursuing careers ended that. Now 26 and graduated from culinary school, Morgan was back in Sergio's gallery at East Lake GC, and by his side during dinner at night in Atlanta, as Garcia took the third-round lead in the Tour Championship.

Becoming a fixture at tour events won't happen at this point in time. Morgan is associate brand manager for Greg Norman Estates and a food and beverage consultant for the Shark's project in Dubai, Jumeriah Estates. Garcia returns to Spain for a busy month of October. He is hosting a new European Tour event at his club in his hometown of Castillon, and also a tournament for handicapped golfers in Europe. "We've always remained friends," Morgan said, when asked the best way to describe their relationship. "But it's not like I'm going to be out here every week. I've got a job and Sergio won't be back in this country until March."

--Tim Rosaforte