Ryder Cup star Sergio Garcia has issued an apology after he was disqualified from the inaugural Saudi International due to damaging numerous greens, the Guardian report.

The Spaniard reportedly damaged a number of greens in frustration during his third-round 71, with European Tour officials ruling the 39-year-old out of the final round.

A number of players competing behind Garcia were reportedly unhappy of the state of the greens due to the Spaniard’s actions.

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The 2017 Masters champion was disqualified under Rule 1.2a which states disqualification can be permitted for “serious misconduct”.

Following his dismissal, García published a statement shortly after, informing fellow players that he will never do it again.

I respect the decision of my disqualification. In frustration, I damaged a couple of greens, which I apologise for, and I have informed my fellow players it will never happen again.

Garcia is rumoured to be the first player ever to be disqualified for ‘serious misconduct’ during a European Tour round since it was established in 1972.

The 39-year-old may well face further disciplinary action as a result of his actions, which could result in a suspension or a fine.