Brooks Koepka: Sergio Garcia Acted Like A Child

The three-time Major winner says Garcia needs to grow up after his Saudi International DQ

Brooks Koepka: Sergio Garcia Acted Like A Child
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The three-time Major winner says Garcia needs to grow up after his Saudi International DQ

Brooks Koepka: Sergio Garcia Acted Like A Child

Sergio Garcia was disqualified for serious misconduct at the Saudi International after damaging six greens on the front nine during his third round.

The Spaniard reportedly dragged his shoe across them and also made a divot mark with his putter.

World No.2 Brooks Koepka was playing at the Saudi International and was two groups ahead of Garcia with no idea what was going on behind him.

“Ugh, it's frustrating as a player to see, to act like that, to disrespect everybody,” said the three-time Major winner on the Playing Through Podcast.

“To act like a child out there is not cool. It's not setting a good example and it's not cool to us, showing us no respect or anybody else.”

“That's just Sergio acting like a child.

“It's unfortunate that he's got to do that and complain. Everybody's got to play the same golf course.

"I didn't play very good, but you didn't really see anybody else doing that. You're 40-years-old so you gotta grow up eventually."

These are the second high-profile public comments Koepka has made in recent weeks, after he criticised Bryson DeChambeau's slow play at the Dubai Desert Classic.

Speaking on last week's Golf Monthly Clubhouse Podcast, the American said, "I just don't understand how it takes a minute and 20 seconds, a minute and 15 to hit a golf ball; it's not that hard.

"It really drives me nuts especially when it's a long hitter because you know you've got two other guys or at least one guy that's hitting before you so you can do all your calculations; you should have your numbers.

"Guys are already so slow it's kind of embarrassing. I just don't get why you enforce some things and don't enforce others."

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered three Open Championships on-site including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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