Brooks Koepka had a message for Sergio Garcia after the Spaniard’s conduct at the Saudi International last week: Act your age.
Garcia was disqualified from the tournament after he took his frustration out on several greens on the front nine during Saturday’s round at the Royal Greens course, leaving scuff marks and at least one large divot-like mark.
“It’s frustrating as a player to see, to act like that, to disrespect everybody,” Koepka said 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.”
Koepka finished tied for 57th place in the tournament.
“That’s just Sergio acting like a child,” he continued. “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.”
A week earlier, Koepka criticized Bryson DeChambeau for slow play in a tournament in Dubai.
Koepka, 28, has five PGA Tour victories and is No. 2 in the world golf rankings.
— Field Level Media