That's the sound of Tiger Woods cracking his five iron on a tree at Augusta. And I think I just heard Serena Williams smashing a racquet onto the court at the Australian Open.
The point is this—athletes break stuff. It's just what happens in sports.
Water coolers get pummeled in rage, bats are shattered by pitches and each item is replaced in turn by a twin from the equipment room. And the world spins on.
The following videos are some of the best equipment explosions caught on tape. Some are intentional demolitions; others are completely random accidents of chance.
But all them end in the athletes (or custodians) picking up the pieces.