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  Saturday, 28 September, 2002, 18:03 GMT 19:03 UK
Garcia angered by celebrations
Garcia shows his frustration at the American celebrations
Garcia stormed off the green after the celebrations

Sergio Garcia was left angered after American team members invaded the 18th green as he and Lee Westwood lost their unbeaten record at the 34th Ryder Cup.

Westwood missed a five-foot putt to halve the match, handing the point to the United States pairing of Tiger Woods and Davis Love III.

But their win prompted members of the USA team and a reporter and cameraman from American broadcaster NBC to rush onto the putting surface.

The scenes were reminiscent of those at Brookline in 1999 when the American team and wives jumped on the green on Jose Maria Olazabal's putting line after a monster putt by Justin Leonard.


It's his bag. He can do want he wants
Sam Torrance
Saturday's incident at The Belfry annoyed Garcia, who had missed a short putt on the 17th, and he hurled his ball into the lake.

He then stormed off the green, gesturing at one of the Americans and kicked his golf bag.

He had to be placated by members of the European party, but his captain Sam Torrance brushed off the incident.

"It's his bag. He can do bloody well what he likes with it. He didn't hurt anyone did he?

"He just lost a match he felt he probably could have won. Good thing I wasn't there, he probably would have kicked me," Torrance said.

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Who will win the Ryder Cup?

United States
 34.15% 

Europe
 60.97% 

Tie
 4.89% 

28977 Votes Cast

Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion
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