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Take That, Stupid Club! Sergio Garcia Chucks Iron Into Lake After Bad Shot (Video)

Sergio Garcia went a bit overboard — as did his club, in a manner of speaking — with a bit of temper tantrum during his opening round of the Thailand Golf Championship on Thursday at the Amata Spring Country Club in Chonburi. After a particularly awful tee shot on the par-3, 8th hole after hitting his first tee shot into the drink, Garcia, again clearly unhappy with the results, angrily threw his golf club into the lake just off the tee box. But don’t worry about Sergio: his sponsor will provide him another club.

The outburst shockingly didn’t help Garcia get his game back on track, as he finished the day with a 4-over 76, bad enough that at round’s end, he was tied for 100th place out of the field of 130 golfers. Ouch.

Professional golfers: they’re just like us! As long as “us” implies a membership in the subset of golfers who have no control over their emotions on the course and cannot help but violently throw their golf clubs after bad shots as if it was the club’s fault, not theirs. I have played 18 a time or two guys like that, although most golfers have as well. Me? I rarely throw my clubs. I suspect that after I hit a terrible shot — which is often — it would do me far more harm than good to discover I can throw my club further than I can hit a golf ball with it. Yeah, I’m a duffer.