Garcia still battling his temper in latest outburst

He might be 39-years of age but Spanish star Sergio Garcia is apparently still battling to control his temper.

While there have been mini tantrums over the years, right back to when he was a volatile teenager, Garcia still appears to be struggling to control himself when things go awry on the golf course.

Sergio Garcia Sergio Garcia (Credit: Asian Tour)

The Ryder Cup hero was at it again in the recent World Golf Championship event in the US.

You are never completely safe from the cameras and the media these days and it seems a video has emerged of Garcia slamming his club into the turf on a tee box after hitting a poor drive on the 16th hole in his final round at TP Southwind in Memphis.

Sergio lets go with one hand in apparent disgust after completing his swing.

Yet a few seconds later it gets the better of him and the Spaniard grabs the club with both hands and violently slams it into the ground, creating quite a divot.

Sadly, it appears to be just one of a growing number of indiscretions for the 2017 US Masters champion.

Sections of the media were quick to point out that at the Open Championship at Royal Portrush a couple of weeks, Garcia hit an erratic tee shot and afterwards hurled his driver across the teebox towards his caddie.

Luckily his brother Victor, who was caddying, took evasive action and avoided being hit by the club, otherwise things might have turned even nastier.

Add this to an earlier black mark against his name when Garcia admitted to purposefully damaging several greens during the third round of the Saudi Arabia International in February.

Evidently players in the groups behind complained to officials over the mess he left and after confessing to these unprecedented misdemeanours, he was disqualified for “serious misconduct”.

There have been other flashes of temper over the years but many thought that getting married, having a child and winning a major may have mellowed Sergio.

Then again, maybe not.