Tiger Woods's Latest Problem: A Fine for Spitting

02/15/2011 at 07:00 AM EST

Tiger Woods Fined for Spitting
Tiger Woods
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Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods, whose life fell under a spotlight last year after his multiple marital infidelities came to light, has tripped up again but is making amends.

The golfer, 35, has apologized and paid a fine for spitting on the 12th green after missing a par putt during Sunday's final round of 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," Woods Tweeted.

While the fine wasn't specified, minor infractions such as this bring charges between $400 and $16,000, says The New York Times. Reports also say the billionaire golfer received about $3 million for playing in Dubai. He finished tying for 20th place.

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