Tiger Woods never felt he had to apologize for his temper.
Perhaps the most infamous moment - and there are many - came at Pebble Beach in the 2000 U.S. Open, which he won by 15 shots.
Finishing off the fog-delayed second round on a Saturday morning, Woods hooked his tee shot on No. 18 into the ocean and screamed a series of profane words captured by the boom mike next to the tee marker. In most homes, it was cartoon hour.
Image: Spectators reach out to greet Tiger Woods as he walks up the 18th green during a practice round at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. on Tuesday, April 6, 2010.