Garcia sorry for blasting Masters course

Updated: April 14, 2009, 11:43 AM ET
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On Sunday, Sergio Garcia took out his frustration on the golf course. Tuesday, he took it back.

Sergio Garcia
Andrew Redington/Getty ImagesSergio Garcia said frustration over his own play led him to criticize conditions at Augusta National.

Garcia issued an apology through his management company for his criticism of conditions at Augusta National following his disappointing final-round performance, The Daily Telegraph of London reported.

On Sunday, Garcia shot a 2-over-par 74, following a 3-over-par 75 on Saturday, finishing the tournament tied for 38th.

Following his round on Sunday, he said of the course, "I don't like it, to tell you the truth. I don't think it is fair. Even when it's dry you still get mud balls in the middle of the fairway. It's too much of a guessing game."

Asked what he would change, he said: "They can do whatever they want. It's not my problem. I just come here and play and then go home."

On Tuesday, Garcia apologized for those comments.

"Following my final round at the Masters, I made comments in an interview that I regret and want to apologize for," he said, according to the Telegraph. "Out of frustration, I blamed the golf course instead of putting the blame where it belongs, on myself.

"I didn't get it done this week. Augusta National is one of the most iconic golf courses in the game and playing in the Masters each year is an honor," he said, according to the Telegraph. "I apologize to the members of Augusta National and the fans who rightfully treasure this golf course."