American golfer’s Masters meltdown ‘may have crossed the line’

Billy Horschel knows he may have gone too far.

The American golfer apologised on Twitter after his on-course meltdown at The Masters went viral on Monday (AET).

Horschel was seen on the Masters website coverage slamming his golf clubs repeatedly into his bag after a disappointing hole during the final round.

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“I am and have always been a fiery competitor. Unfortunately, the fire inside me sometimes runs hot when I’m not getting the most out of my game,” said Horschel, who shot a four-over 76 on Monday to finish in a tie for 50th.

“This leads to some instances where my conduct is not what I wish to show, especially as a role model to the younger generation.

“I apologise to Augusta National, the Members of the Club and to the patrons for any conduct that may have crossed the line. I am always trying to improve and do better; as a golfer, husband, father, or as a human being. Thank you The Masters for a memorable week!”

This was Billy Horschel earlier in today’s round. pic.twitter.com/YOEYxYLiH8

It is unclear what hole Horschel melted down on, but it was part of a noteworthy weekend for the 34-year-old. In the third round, Horschel slipped down the bank on 13 before miraculously saving par by hitting the ball out of the creek in front of the green.

I’m fine! 😂😂 @TheMasterspic.twitter.com/ruZR0tpEJA

On Sunday when he tried to repeat the feat, however, he made a triple-bogey eight. Horschel, who captured the WGC Match Play championship two weeks ago, fittingly finished his week at Augusta with a double bogey on 18.

Horschel wasn’t the only one who lost his cool during the biggest tournament of the year. Si Woo Kim snapped his putter in a moment of anger and Brooks Koepka swore at a reporter after he was asked how he disappointing it was to miss the cut.

Golf: Brooks Koepka had no time for dumb questions and let the reporter know about it….

Golf: Brooks Koepka had no time for dumb questions and let the reporter know about it.

— New York Post

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