Sergio Garcia loses temper during WGC Match Play quarter-final

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Garcia and Kuchar never got into each other's faces, but the spirited match was reminiscent of the Miguel Angel Jimenez-Keegan Bradley dust-up in 2015.

Garcia, who was disqualified from the Saudi Arabia International in February after damaging several greens in frustration, admitted his blunder after the match, which he took to the 18th hole before being eliminated.

Given the circumstances, Kuchar would automatically concede the tap-in putt to Garcia, and the two players would halve the hole.

"I screwed it up, it's as simple as that", Garcia said post-round.

In match play, competitors are allowed to concede putts to their opponents, but they can not occur retroactively, the PGA Tour later said. The miss didn't matter, however, as Kuchar attempted to concede the hole to Garcia anyway.

Garcia, though, clearly angry at himself for missing the putt, rushed to tap it in and missed.

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Watch the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play throughout the weekend live on Sky Sports Golf! "I'm not sure how this works out.' I didn't want that to be an issue", Kuchar said.

But when Kuchar added, "I didn't want that to be how a hole was won or lost", Garcia replied, "Well, you can concede a hole".

He said his issue was Kuchar telling him he didn't say the putt was good that he didn't want to win the hole that way. "I said, 'I don't like the way this was played out.' He said, 'You can concede a hole.' I thought about it and said, 'I don't like that idea, either.'" What didn't I like about it?

"I don't use any gamesmanship", Kuchar said. "Because there are many options that you can do if you don't want to take the hole, even though I've already lost that hole", Garcia said. Then a second birdie on No. 16 with a solid putt for Garcia cut Kuchar's lead to just one with two holes left.

After that, though, Kuchar said he and Garcia finally got on the same page and were able to move on. He knew he made a mistake.

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