This is not the first time we’ve seen Sergio lose his shit on the golf course and it won’t be the last. The Spaniard loves abusing his clubs to help alleviate some of that stress and this is mainly due to his putting. He’s one of the best ball-strikers in the world, but that doesn’t count for much when you’re 168th in three-putt avoidance and 172nd in total putts per round.
The wrath of Sergio. https://t.co/XGgHYQzq3d
— SkratchTV (@skratchTV) September 10, 2016
Sergio finished the BMW Championship tied for 47th, missing the final stage of the FedExCup by just two places (the top 30 on the money list progress to the last tournament).
It’s easy to bookmark Sergio as a child. His behaviour on the course can be horrendous, but I don’t think he’s as much of an arsehole as everyone makes out. It’s clear that Sergio, like many Spanish golfers before him, struggles to win over the American crowd.
Jim Furyk admonished the Spaniard following a European victory at the 2002 Ryder Cup.
“We lost to 11 gentlemen and one little boy.”
Serg is well liked by the Europeans who don’t see his occasional childishness as a reflection of his entire character. Just look at how his teammates jumped to his defence at the 2014 Ryder Cup.
We’ve seen some great tantrums over the last couple of years. Henrik Stenson was once the king of club-breaking, but he’s slowed down in recent years. Rory McIlroy has a sizeable collection of broken clubs, as does Thomas Pieters. In fact, we’re seeing a lot of club breaking at the moment with this year’s U.S. Open being a prime example.
My favourite tantrum? Without question it’s Victor Dubuisson.