You have probably read the article about Sergio Garcia who recently caused damage to five putting greens in Saudi Arabia and thus was disqualified.
There are no pictures of the putting greens right after it happened, but only this:
Just been out to sixth green @RoyalGreens_KSA and this was the only sign of damage on an otherwise pristine green. This probably did look quite nasty immediately after Sergio Garcia apparently left this divot mark yesterday @ScotsmanSport @edinburghsport pic.twitter.com/1aYFHCwIWx
— Martin Dempster (@DempsterMartin) 3. februar 2019
Many would have thought that he would get a further penalty from the European Tour such as a fine or a suspension. But according to Golfchannels website it does not look like that is the case. It quotes European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley for saying this:
– The incident is over…. We have dealt with it. Sergio has apologized to the players and we move on.
This could very well mean that Sergio Garcias actions does not result in any further penalty (suspension or fine) although the European Tour is not known for dealing publicly with such penalties.
Personally I think he should be suspended, since it has happened many times during his career, and by the way since this is what he did in the very same tournament the day before (Friday):
That is not good conduct and not setting a good example for young (or any other) players….