8 Apr 2012

Woods apologises for behaviour at Augusta

9:56 am on 8 April 2012

The former world number one golfer Tiger Woods failed to make a move up the Masters leaderboard in the third round but apologised for the club-kicking incident which has brought him sharp criticism.

Woods, who started the day eight shots back of the leaders, failed to narrow the gap after carding an even-par third round of 72 that left him at three over for the tournament.

But once again the frustration at his inconsistent game was on display at Augusta National as Woods hurled his club into the ground and took out a big divot after hooking his tee shot on the 13th into the trees.

It was a flashback to his behaviour during the second round where Woods angrily kicked his club after sending his tee shot into a greenside bunker at the par-three 16th hole.

Woods says he's frustrated at times, apologises if he's offended anybody but he's hit some bad shots.

He's not counting himself out saying " anything can happen here. That's the thing. You can be four, five, six back on the back nine and still win the golf tournament."