Tiger Woods’s weird year has become even weirder when a fan tossed a hot dog at him at the Cordevalle Golf Club during the Frys.com Open. Luckily for Woods, the hot dog did not reach him and landed on the putting area. The golfer was going to make a putt on the seventh green when he heard the yells and saw the man running toward him.
The 31-year-old offender was immediately arrested. Moreover, the man acted like he wanted to be arrested – he dropped to the ground even before the police reached him with his face down and hands behind his back.
It remains unknown why the man who is based in Santa Rosa where the tournament was held tried to attack Tiger Woods as he did not give any reason when asked by the police. He will not be put into jail as it was not a major offence.
Though Tiger Woods occasionally received a tough treatment from fans at the peak of the sex scandal, it is the first time when a fan with aggressive intentions almost got close to him. However, Woods was unfazed as he was far from the man and the hot dog. The 14-time major champion was more bothered by his failure to make a birdie putt from 18 feet.
This incident added a dramatic edge to an otherwise solid performance of Tiger Woods. He tied for 30th place after carding a 68 in three rounds. It is his best performance since last year’s Deutsche Bank Championship.
Woods will not play in the season-ending event due to ‘family obligations’ but will compete in exhibition tournaments in in Asia and Australia to prepare for the next month’s Presidents Cup.