Sergio Garcia has been keeping things interesting on the golf course lately, just not the way he wants.
Twice in the last two weekends, Garcia has been captured putting his anger on full display as his erratic season continues.
During Saturday’s third round of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, Garcia was unhappy with a drive, so he slammed his driver on the ground at the tee box, leaving a sizable divot. He wound up finishing 1-under in the tournament, tied for 40th place.
The weekend before, during the final round of the British Open at Royal Portrush, Garcia left the grass alone but took aim at his caddie instead. After another drive that did not go where he intended, he held it together momentarily. He bent over, picked up his tee and began to walk forward before tossing his driver right at his caddie, which was met with groans by the crowd. He was 1-under entering the day but finished 6-over, tied for 67th.
Earlier this year, Garcia chose the bunker and greens for his meltdowns. During the Saudi International tournament in February, Garcia didn’t like his chip out of the bunker so he went to town on the sand, swinging his club back and forth at it. The next day, he damaged multiple greens and was disqualified from the tournament.
“In frustration, I damaged a couple of greens, for which I apologize for, and I have informed my fellow players it will never happen again,” Garcia said at the time.
Technically he stuck to his word. He’s just using tee boxes and caddies to take out his frustration on now.