Koepka Calls Out Sergio Garcia For 'Acting Like A Child' During Tournament

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Brooks Koepka has told Sergio Garcia to "grow up" following his disqualification from last week's Saudi International.

Garcia was disqualified from the event after completely melting down while on the course. Video later emerged of Garcia throwing a temper tantrum in a bunker. "To act like that, the disrespect to everybody, to act like a child out there is not cool", Koepka said.

"It's unfortunate that he's got to do that and complain".

"I didn't play very good, but you didn't really see anybody else doing that".

'I mean, you're 40 years old, so you've got to grow up eventually.

'It's not setting a good example and it's not cool to us, showing us no respect'. After his second attempt found the green, the former Masters champion used his wedge to swipe at the sand four times, reportedly swearing in Spanish at the same time.

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Players behind him complained about the damages surfaces and one, Koepka, has teed off on him for it following the tournament.

Garcia was disqualified for "serious misconduct", with the Spaniard reportedly causing the damage both with his putter and his spikes.

China's Li Haotong was penalised two shots on the 72nd hole of the European Tour's Omega Dubai Desert Classic because his caddie was on a direct line behind the ball when he began to take his stance on the green. Therefore, a player can now back away from his or her stance anywhere on the course and avoid a breach of Rule 10.2b (4) if the caddie had been standing in a location behind the ball.

"Experience has taught us that introducing a new rule requires us to balance patience with a willingness to act quickly when necessary, " said the USGA's Thomas Pagel in a statement.

Five days later American Denny McCarthy was penalised for the same offence in the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the PGA Tour, although that penalty was swiftly rescinded.

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