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Woods fined for spitting in Dubai

Updated: Feb 14, 2011, 21:40 PM IST

London: Former world number one Tiger Woods is to be fined for spitting during the Dubai Desert Classic at the weekend.

"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.

Officials will now write to the 35-year-old American`s management team but are unlikely to publicly disclose the amount of the fine.

Woods, a 14-times major winner, was caught spitting several times by television cameras on Sunday as he returned a three-over-par 75 to finish seven strokes behind winner Alvaro Quiros of Spain.

Former tour professional Ewen Murray, now a commentator with Sky, voiced his displeasure with the world number three.

"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," said Briton Murray.

"Somebody now has to come behind him and maybe putt over his spit (on the green). It does not get much lower than that."

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