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Tiger Woods has hot dog thrown at him by spectator

October 9, 2011 |  3:21 pm


Tiger Woods was standing over a putt at the seventh green Sunday at the Open when a fan charged out of the crowd yelling “Tiger” and tossed a hot dog at him.

Woods calmly backed away from his putt and the man immediately threw his hands up, surrendering to security officers and police.

“When I looked up, the hot dog was already in the air,” Woods said. “He was pretty far away from me.”

The suspect, a white male in his late 20s or early 30s, was arrested and taken off the premises. Officials described him as intoxicated.

“It wasn’t a chili dog,” said Dan Diggins, a tournament security official. “It could have been really bad.”

Rod Pampling, who was playing with Woods, called it “bizarre. I don’t know what he was trying to prove.”


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Photo: Tiger Woods acknowledges the gallery after putting out at No. 17 on Sunday during the final round of the Open. Credit: Allan Henry / US Presswire