US golfer Billy Horschel apologized after footage of his collapse on the course at The Masters went viral on Monday.
Horschel says he may have gone too far when he was caught slamming his golf clubs several times in his bag after a disappointing hole on the final round.
“I am and always have been a fiery competitor. Unfortunately, the fire in me is sometimes burning when I’m not making the most of my game,” said Horschel, who shot a four of 76 on Monday to finish in. a tie for 50th.
“This leads to some cases where my driving is not what I want to show, especially as a role model for the younger generation.
“I apologize to Augusta National, club members and bosses for any conduct that may have crossed the finish line. I always try to improve myself and do better; as a golfer, husband, father or as a human being. Thank you The Masters for a memorable week! “
Horschel’s collapse was only part of a remarkable weekend for the 32-year-old who in the third round slipped onto a bank, falling onto his back, before saving somehow. another par by hitting a shot out of the cove on the green.
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Horschel, who won the WGC Match Play Championship two weeks ago, would finally end his week in Augusta with a double bogey on the 18th.
The American was not the only one to lose his temper in Augusta. Si Woo Kim broke his putter in a moment of anger and Brooks Koepka cursed a reporter after he was asked how disappointing it was to miss the cut.