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Sir Nick Faldo mocks Sergio Garcia for his tantrum at Pebble Beach

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Golf legend Sir Nick Faldo has shamed Sergio Garcia on television as he imitated the Spaniard's rage which saw him disqualified from the Saudi International last week.

The 2017 Masters champion let out all his frustration on the course in Saudi Arabia as he caused a significant amount of damage to five greens and was filmed as he continuously slammed his club into a bunker sending sand flying.

Garcia started his rampage in the bunker over his disapproval of the raking by the previous caddie, however, he paid the price for his actions as he was ruled out from playing the remainder of the tournament the following day. 

Faldo, who has won six majors during his impressive golfing career, saw the funny side of the incident which left many people disgusted and performed his own Garcia impression, as he swung his club at a sign and scattered golf balls all over the green, much to the laughter of the filming crew.

When asked if he had ever had one of 'those' moments Faldo responded: "We've killed the odd snake in the bunker but he looked like one of those turtles laying their eggs in the Galapagos Islands with sand going everywhere" much to the amusement of everyone on set.

Skip to 1:28 in the video below to see Faldo's tongue-in-cheek imitation:

American golfer Brooks Koepka has also stated his disapproval on the event as he labels Garcia's behaviour as child-like: "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."

Garcia has since released an apology where he said: "In frustration, I damaged a couple of greens, for which I apologize for, and I have informed my fellow players it will never happen again."

Garcia did not receive a ban for his behaviour and he will return to action on February 14 at the Genesis Open in Los Angeles.

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