Some of Sergio Garcia’s fellow players are reportedly getting frustrated with golfing authorities’ failure to take meaningful disciplinary action against him.
The latest controversial incident involving the hot-headed Spaniard took place at last week’s WGC-FedEx Invitational, where video emerged of him losing his cool and damaging the tee box following an errant tee shot.
most golfers know the line between “being frustrated” and “wrecking the course” but Sergio Garcia is not most golfers
— Dylan Dethier (@dylan_dethier) July 28, 2019
It comes less than six months after Garcia was forced to publicly apologise following a disqualification at the European Tour’s Saudi International for damaging multiple greens.
During the recent Open Championship, he was also captured forcefully tossing his driver at his caddie without even looking after another shot that failed to meet his expectations:
Vicious behaviour by Sergio Garcia throwing his club at his caddie after a poor drive in the final round of The Open.
— Doc from GolfCentralDaily (@IAmTheGolfDoc) July 24, 2019
According to a report in the Telegraph, there is growing sentiment amongst some of Garcia’s fellow players that the time has come for golfing authorities to take stronger action on the matter.
After the incident in Saudi Arabia, Garcia issued an apology and managed to sidestep a suspension, with European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley declaring the matter closed after expressing his confidence that the former Masters champion was genuinely contrite.
But Garcia’s behaviour doesn’t seem to have changed much at all, and the Telegraph quotes a leading player as saying: “We are starting to wonder what Sergio has to do to get a couple of involuntarily weeks off.”
The Telegraph approached both the PGA and European Tour for comment without success, but reported that authorities were at last “losing their patience” with the fiery Spaniard, suggesting their good will may finally be running out.