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Serio Garcia has a long-standing reputation of not being the most respectful or mature player on the PGA Tour. His resume includes dozens of petty, childish and what many consider, disrespectful acts, both on and around the golf course. From cursing to spitting, to now damaging greens and bunkers, it always seems to be something with Garcia. 


His latest act was him throwing a temper tantrum in a bunker and on the greens of the Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club.

Garcia apologized, but he was still disqualified from the event. Not only did he try and create a sand tornado, but he also took chunks out of some greens, which is about as big a no-no as there is in the golf world. 

When asked about it, former U.S. Open Champion, Brooks Kopeka had this to say, "Ugh, it’s frustrating as a player to see, to act like that, to disrespect everybody. 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.”


Koepka is understandably upset as a fellow tour member, especially one as highly regarded as himself. He continued to bash Garcia by saying, “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.”


That's a strong, yet accurate, statement from Koepka. Not only is Garcia almost 40, but he is also a Masters champion, which comes with a whole new level of responsibility in the golf world. 


Fans and fellow players have been dealing with Garcia's antics for over two decades now, at some point, enough is enough. And it's starting to feel like "enough" has arrived in the eyes of his peers. 


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