European Tour

Garcia issues apology for Saudi meltdown

Sergio Garcia (Getty Images)
Sergio Garcia (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Sergio Garcia has taken to social media to apologise for his actions at the recent Saudi International, where he was disqualified.

The fiery Spaniard's infamous temper flared in the third round of the European Tour event, intentionally damaging multiple greens.

His actions lead to his being disqualified from the event, with some even calling for heavier punishment.

READ: Fellow golfers disagree on appropriate punishment for Garcia

The former Masters champion said sorry for his actions and promised to channel his emotions in the future.

"I've obviously had some time to reflect, and want to again say I'm sorry to my fans and fellow competitors," the 39-year-old wrote on Instagram.

"What happened is not an example I want to set, and it's not who I truly am. I am an emotional player and while I believe that's one of my biggest strengths, it's also one of my biggest flaws.

"I'm focused on working hard to channel that emotion the correct way and to be the best me, learn from it and move forward. Thanks for all the support."

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Happy to be in my first @pgatour event of the season and have my brother on the bag again this year. I’ve obviously had some time to reflect, and want to again say I’m sorry to my fans and fellow competitors. What happened is not an example I want to set, and it's not who I truly am. I am an emotional player and while I believe that's one of my biggest strengths, it's also one of my biggest flaws. I’m focused on working hard to channel that emotion the correct way and to be the best me, learn from it and move forward. Thanks for all the support. // Feliz de estar en mi primer torneo del PGA Tour y tener mi hermano como caddie de nuevo este año. He tenido tiempo para reflexionar y quiero pedir disculpas a los aficionados y a mis compañeros. Lo ocurrido no es un ejemplo de lo que quiero ser y no transmite lo que verdaderamente soy. Soy un jugador pasional y al mismo tiempo que es uno de mis puntos fuertes, también es, a veces, mi punto débil. Estoy centrado en reconducir esas emociones, en aprender y mostrar lo mejor de mi. Gracias por todo vuestro apoyo.

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