Tiger Woods is sorry he lost his temper on Friday (April 7) during a particularly stressful moment during the 2012 Masters golf tournament.
“Certainly I’m frustrated at times and I apologize if I offended anybody by that,” says Woods. “But I’ve hit some bad shots and it’s certainly frustrating at times not hitting the ball where you need to hit it.”
On Friday, Woods hit a poor tee shot with a 9-iron, reports the New York Daily News, and reacted by dropping the club behind him, then turning and angrily kicking it several yards. The outburst instantly garnered attention for Woods — who has been slowly working his way back into the top echelons of the PGA tour.
CBS Sports analyst Nick Faldo opined that Woods had “lost his game and his mind.”
Players are usually disciplined by the PGA for “conduct unbecoming a professional.” Thus far, no formal action has been taken against Woods who on Saturday again lost his temper after a disappointing shot, scolding himself with, “God-dang it, Tiger.”
Pictured above: Tiger Woods (right) and friend.