Jump to content
IGNORED

Sergio DQ - Damaged Greens


Recommended Posts

Sergio DQ

Sergio Garcia was disqualified from the Saudi International because of "serious misconduct" on Saturday.

Garcia was accused by fellow players of purposefully hitting his clubs into the surface of the greens causing damage. Garcia posted a 1-over 71 in the third round, but was ultimately disqualified by the European Tour via Rule 1.2a.

This is how the USGA explains Rule 1.2a, which relates to player conduct, under the new Rules of Golf:

  • It declares that players are expected to play in the spirit of the game by acting with integrity, showing consideration to others and taking good care of the course.
  • It unequivocally states the Committee’s authority to disqualify a player for any serious misconduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.
  • In place of the unclear previous concept of “breach of etiquette”, it uses the more direct and stronger phrases “misconduct” and “serious misconduct.”

Garcia issued a statement following his disqualification, saying, "I respect the decision of my disqualification. 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.”

According to The Scotsman, it wasn't just "a couple" of greens which Garcia damaged, but five.

"It is believed that Garcia damaged five greens during his third circuit, with players in the four groups immediately behind him all complaining to rules officials about the state he’d left them," the paper reported.

This incident adds to  an already controversial beginning to the inaugural event as players in the field have been criticized for their participation after Saudi Arabia's involvement in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

I believe the penalty wasn't severe enough.   If the penalty was more severe like eliminating his option to play in a major this would never happen.   Money isn't a deterrent to somebody with his resources.    

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Replies 80
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

I have a temper.  Got it from my dad.  Not at people, but at situations.  Lost keys, dropped glass, missed shot in golf, etc.  Short, volatile explosion.  Yelling, cursing, throwing objects (not break

Yikes.  Sounds like child abuse to me.  Not to mention assault.  And if someone did that to a kid of mine I would press charges to the maximum extent of the law.  Hard to believe you are proud of this

Posted Images

Serious douchebag move. I had liked his easing up on the whiney woe is me crap...but this knocks him back down imo.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

16 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Serious douchebag move. I had liked his easing up on the whiney woe is me crap...but this knocks him back down imo.

Interesting that from what I can see in 2 pages of posts, only the OP mentioned Sergio as a villain in this thread:

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

1 hour ago, RandallT said:

Interesting that from what I can see in 2 pages of posts, only the OP mentioned Sergio as a villain in this thread:

 

Yeah I never really saw Garcia as a villain. Just too much crying and bitching which has improved. Hell I was rooting for him to win the Masters when he did. I would never root for Poulter but I also don’t think Poulter would damage a green. That’s a different kind of douchebagness.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Wow. Damaging one green in frustration would be a “serious misconduct”, damaging multiple greens (possibly five?) is beyond the punishment given. I am sure it won’t be disclosed but I sure hope some other repercussions fall out from this. It’s pretty disgusting. Anyone know the extent of the damage (putter slammed into green out of frustration i assume?)?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

He threw a tantrum.   I get it. He's at work and having a bad day.   

He's not my type of golfer.  I can be intense, lose focus and still not throw a tantrum.    Do I wish ill will against him?   Nah...What he does / doesn't do doesn't cause me grief or pleasure.    Is it bad for television or golf in general, sure.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Bobby Jones had a temper. Perhaps his most famous temper tantrum was ripping up his scorecard, thus removing himself from competition. He was also know to throw a club now and then. As he explained, "When you feel a fool, and a poor golfer to boot, what else can you do but throw the club away?"

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I don't think it's that big a deal.  I wouldn't really enjoy playing with a guy getting that mad about it, but it's different when it's your livelihood and your ability is that high.  I'm sure his caddy repaired the greens.  I'd have more of a problem had he thrown his club and it hit some one.  IIRC, that occurred last year with some pro, can't remember who.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

8 hours ago, dennyjones said:

He threw a tantrum.   I get it. He's at work and having a bad day.   

He's not my type of golfer.  I can be intense, lose focus and still not throw a tantrum.    Do I wish ill will against him?   Nah...What he does / doesn't do doesn't cause me grief or pleasure.    Is it bad for television or golf in general, sure.

Doing it once is a tantrum, but 5 times. That’s just being a dick.....

Also it is negatively affecting every other player behind him on the course. 

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    Whoop
    SuperSpeed
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasjun21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • One other club I would suggest, especially if you can try it before you buy, is a mini driver.  You will get these clubs in around 15* of loft, and this is smaller than a driver but bigger than a 3 wood.  My friend uses one and finds it easier to hit off the turf.  Plus the shorter shaft means he has more control than the 10* driver he has almost stopped using.
    • So there was. Wonder if Vince McMahon has been in contact with his lawyers yet.
    • Just approach it as a learning experience and try to have fun. Let bad shots go and focus on the next shot.
    • I do to some degree especially when I’m gripping down for a shot. But it doesn’t matter to me whether markings are up or down. I look more at the head when I grip the club.
    • I would be surprised if the lie was that steep. Here are the specs for Cobra single length irons. He may have been experimenting. KING F9 ONE Length Irons | Cobra Golf The KING® F9 SPEEDBACK™ ONE Length™ irons are engineered to simplify your game by reducing variables in your swing to increase accuracy and consistency.    
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. chriswuk
      chriswuk
      (30 years old)
    2. Gero
      Gero
      (78 years old)
    3. nettscore
      nettscore
      (50 years old)
    4. RandMart3
      RandMart3
      (69 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...