Tiger Woods may still be on the prowl for a victory, but he manages to hit the headlines with controversies following the sex scandal that scathed his reputation last year.

Woods has now landed himself in the long list of spitting Sports stars by letting out a projectile of spittle in disgust after missing a par putt during the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

While spitting is seen as an acceptable practice with respect to some sports such as soccer or even for instance boxers spiting into a bucket, sports such as tennis and golf have taken on a gentlemanly association thus barring out spitting.

Start the slideshow to see some of the famous incidents of spitting: