By Brian Keogh

Snarling Sergio Garcia faces a fine from the PGA Tour for Saturday's spitting shocker.

The fiery Spaniard spat into the hole after three-putting the par three 13th in the third round.

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem plans to talk to Garcia about an incident that was seen by millions around the world.

Finchem said: "As I normally don't, I won't comment on the specifics here. But I will say that we try to avoid conduct that creates a distraction, a negative for the fans and a distraction for the media.

"Thankfully, on the whole on the PGA Tour, we don't have too much of it. When we do, we have to move forward. I'm sure I will have a conversation about it with Sergio."

Garcia called the incident "no big deal" on Saturday but was less willing to talk after a 71 on Sunday left him tied for third with Geoff Ogilvy and Robert Allenby.

Asked if he was embarrassed, Garcia rapped: "I apologized already. Are you embarrassed that I didn't spit today that you didn't have anything better to ask me? That's fine. Next, then.

"I apologized to everybody on TV, yesterday. I said it was a stupid thing, and, you know, there's no excuse. Obviously you weren't watching that, but anyway. Next, please."