Bobby Jones would be turning in his grave after Sergio's latest show of disrespect for golf course etiquette.
on the 13th of his 3 round at the WGC-Ca Championship, he missed a putt and as he went for his ball, spat into the hole.
Obviously it was captured on TV and it almost put me off my 3rd treble Bombay of the evening (almost)!
He'll no doubt get a slap on the wrist and a meagre fine.
It's the person in the next group we felt for.
Can you imagine making a great birdie, feeling that you are on a role, going for your Pro V1 and having your hand covered in saliva - not the best!
Whilst it's a pretty disgusting thought, it made us think of a few similar incidents we have experienced over the years on the links.
One story is of a poor guy who's curry the night before had delivered what can only be described as "Bombay Surprise" the following morning on his back swing on the 1st tee during a summer match play event.
Now cream chinos do not help in hiding such accidents and with no clean clothes, the gentleman in question had a choice... surrender the match or carry on in a very off puting manner.
Well, a match is a match and whether or not the ghastly scenario effected his opponent is still debated, but the man with the chinos claimed a comfortable "4 and 2" victory.
It has to be siad, I've been "shi@@ing myself on the 1st tee before but never literally!!
I suppose there is plenty of time.