Tiger Woods fined for spitting in Dubai Desert Classic (updated)
Updated at 12:44 p.m.
Tiger Woods has apologized, via Twitter, for spitting on the green at the Dubai Desert Classic.
The Euro Tour is right - it was inconsiderate to
spit like that and I know better. Just wasn't thinking and want to say I'm sorry.
He added in another tweet: "Everyone was terrific all week, fans especially. Dubai is always a fantastic host. Just wish the week could have ended better."
Filed at 9:53 a.m.
As if struggling with his golf game on the final day of the Dubai Desert Classic weren't frustrating enough, Tiger Woods has been fined for spitting on the 12th green.
"Tournament director Mike Stewart has reviewed the incident and feels there has been a breach of the tour code of conduct and consequently Tiger Woods will be fined," the European Tour said in a statement on Monday. The Tour is not expected to divulge the amount of the loogie levy.
Cameras caught Woods, who shot a three-over-par 75 and finished seven strokes behind Alvaro Quiros of Spain.
"You look at his work ethics and he is a credit to the game and an inspiration to all of those who are trying to become professional golfers but there are some parts of him that are just arrogant and petulant," an outraged Evan Murray said on Sky's broadcast. "Somebody now has to come behind him and maybe putt over his spit [on the green]. It does not get much lower than that."
Well, actually it does. Remember when Sergio Garcia spit into the cup -- the one into which hands must be placed in order to retrieve putts? Yeah, that happened, at the CA Championship in 2007. So let's recap. The European Tour fines an American for spitting onto the green and the PGA Tour did not fine a European player for spitting into the cup.
| February 14, 2011; 9:53 AM ET
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