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Woods fined for spitting

2011-02-14 17:01

London - Tiger Woods has been fined an undisclosed amount for spitting on a green during the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday.

VIDEO: Tiger Woods - Spitting Mad

Woods was blatantly seen by television viewers spitting on the 12th green in a clear breach of the European Tour's code of conduct, with a clip of the incident appearing on video-sharing website YouTube (To view clip click on link above).

Tournament director Mike Stewart reviewed the incident and decided that the former world number one and 14-time major champion had broken the rules.

"Consequently Tiger Woods will be fined," a statement from the European Tour released on Monday confirmed.

It was not the first time Woods was caught spitting during this year's tournament in Dubai and he was also heard swearing as he failed to end his near 15-month trophy famine.

Woods ended the competition with a final round 75 to finish in 20th place behind winner Alvaro Quiros of Spain.

AFP

Comments
  • simon - 2011-02-14 17:08

    good! more sports should be fining people for spitting!!

  • boerielaw - 2011-02-14 17:08

    QUITE FRANKLY HE SHOULD BE BANNED FOR A MONTH. IF WE DID THAT AS A KID WE'D BE BANNED FROM THE CLUB FOR A LONG TIME!!!

  • tanzwes - 2011-02-14 17:14

    Absolutely disgusting behaviour. What about the next guy who has to mark his ball where he deposited his saliva? One would think that with the astronomical sums he earns he could afford a hankey. Same goes for the cricketers and other sports persons who find it fit to act in a similar fashion.

  • Russell - 2011-02-14 17:48

    hock a loogie ekse

  • di - 2011-02-14 18:33

    It is the most disgusting habit! Wish they'd take action against all sportsmen who do that! What is it about men that they feel the need to indulge in this revolting habit. I was a provincial sportswoman and NEVER felt the need to spit! What' with this???&@@**

  • ds - 2011-02-14 18:42

    'GOBBER" Woods

  • sucki3 - 2011-02-14 19:10

    whatever people, no big deal

  • kznsc - 2011-02-14 19:14

    He should have himself checked for Tuberculoses, spitting saliva is what spreads the desease the fastest.

  • Warren - 2011-02-15 08:39

    Damn right!

  • Bob - 2011-02-15 10:18

    Just further proof of the guys class, NONE.

  • Jannie24 - 2011-02-15 16:10

    spitting without reversing is not too bad though......lol

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