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Garcia to face European PGA over behaviour

Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia has been asked to meet with the European PGA Tour's tournament committee regarding a series of incidents that took place at the Greg Norman Holden International in Sydney, Australia three weeks ago.

No date for the meeting was announced on Thursday.

Garcia, 21, criticised the European Tour's chief referee, John Paramor, after learning the official penalised him two strokes for an incorrect drop on the first hole in the third round of the event.

Garcia, who thought he was taking a two-shot lead over Australia's Aaron Baddeley into the final round, twice struck a tree with his club and hit his golf cart upon hearing the news of the penalty.

"I was leading by two and now I'm tied for the lead," Garcia said at the post-round press conference on February 10. "Hopefully, even with John Paramor's rules and everything I will be able to win the tournament."

Sergio Garcia could be in deeper trouble than this bunker. Allsport.

Garcia finished the final round tied with Baddeley and was defeated by the 19-year-old Australian on the first hole of a sudden- death playoff.

After the loss, Garcia implied that Paramor cost him the victory.

"You know, a couple of shots would have helped but that's the way it is," said Garcia. "Somebody did not want me to win this week and [Baddeley] did it."


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