American golfer Billy Horschel has apologized after footage of his on-course meltdown at The Masters went viral.

American golfer Billy Horschel has apologized after footage of his on-course meltdown at The Masters went viral on Monday.

Horschel says he may have gone too far when he was caught slamming his golf clubs repeatedly into his bag after a disappointing hole during the final round.

“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.

Billy Horschel had a weekend to forget at the Masters. (Twitter)

“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!”

Horschel’s meltdown was just one part of a noteworthy weekend for the 32-year-old who in the third round slipped down a bank, falling on his backside, before somehow saving par by hitting a shot out of the creek onto the green.

https://twitter.com/fantasygolfpod/status/1380926297187086339Horschel's 'incredible shot'

Horschel, who captured the WGC Match Play Championship two weeks ago, would eventually finish his week at Augusta with a double bogey on 18.

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

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