Though raised as a Buddhist by his mother Kultida, Tiger Woods often struggled to keep his emotions in check on the course. During the 2000 U.S. Open, an NBC microphone picked up some off-color commentary by Woods on the 18th hole of the delayed conclusion of the second round. After duck-hooking a drive into Carmel Bay, Woods offered his personal assessment of the shot: "Goddamn f---ing prick!"
["That," NBC analyst Johnny Miller remarked, "makes my commentary look mild... Michael Jordan would never do anything like that." Woods made bogey on the hole for a 69 to tie the 36-hole record of 134. He later apologized for getting "a little angry."]