WATCH: Sergio Garcia Breaks Putter And Putts With Driver, 3 Wood And Iron

Garcia broke his putter in the Dell Technologies Championship third round, so putted with his driver, 3 wood and an iron

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The Masters champ broke his putter during the third round of the Dell Technologies Championship and was forced to putt with his 3 wood, driver and an iron for the rest of the round

WATCH: Sergio Garcia Breaks Putter And Putts With 3 Wood

Sergio Garcia was forced to putt with his driver, 3 wood and an iron for his final 14 holes during the third round of the Dell Technologies Championship after breaking his putter in anger.

The Spaniard appeared to smash his flat stick on the ground in anger on the fourth hole and bent the shaft, meaning it was against the rules to continue putting with it.

Related: Rules - What happens when you break a club mid-round?

A PGA Tour rules official confirmed Garcia had hit it onto a sprinkler head which had altered his putter's loft and lie.

However, that didn't seem to matter - as he holed this beauty with his 3 wood for birdie on the short par-4 4th...

*Note that he still birdied the hole on which he broke his putter...perhaps it wasn't worth it*

He then struggled with four bogeys in his next five holes to go out in 39 and three over par.

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Putting with the 3 wood didn't last too long though, as Garcia apparently missed a tiddler with the 3 wood so began putting with his driver.

He then went to the iron...

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A detailed view as Sergio Garcia of Spain putting with an iron on the 18th green during round three of the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston after bending his putter earlier in the day. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Sergio ended the round with a four over par 75, which included a double bogey seven on the closing par-5 18th.

He stands at two over for the tournament in a tie for 53rd, 14 shots behind leaders Justin Thomas and Mark Leishman at -12.

Paul Casey lies just one off the lead with 18 holes to play at -11.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV