Tiger Woods has a hot dog thrown at him as he tries to make a birdie putt toward the end of his round on Sunday. The incident happened at the Frys.com open on California when Tiger was on the seventh hole, which was actually his 16th of the day, he started the round on the 10th hole. While Tiger stood over his putt when he heard a commotion in the crowd, and he heard someone call his name and looked up and saw the hot dog already in the air.
“When I looked up, the hot dog was already in the air,” Woods said. “The bun was kind of disintegrating.”
“Some guy just came running on the green, and he had a hot dog, and evidently … I don’t know how he tried to throw it, but I was kind of focusing on my putt when he started yelling,” said Woods, who didn’t seem bothered by it. “Next thing I know, he laid on the ground, and looked like he wanted to be arrested because he … put his hands behind his back and turned his head.”
The mans identity was not released by police, but it was said he was 31 years-old and he was from Santa Rosa. Sgt. Jose Cardoza said the man was arrested for disturbing the peace and removed from the property. Because it was a misdemeanor, Cardoza said the man would not be taken to jail, and his name not disclosed.
The man who was not drunk did admit to having one drink earlier in the day and told police he wasn’t throwing the hot dog at Tiger Woods but just tossing it in the air. “He was very cooperative,” Cardoza said. “They said, ‘Why did you do this?’ He just shook his head in guilt or remorse. He didn’t give a reason why he did it.”
“I guess he wanted to be in the news,” Woods said. “And I’m sure he will be.”
Tiger who made and early charge in the round to get to within 5 shots of the leader and in 9th place, faded on the back 9 to finish 10 shots back and tied for 30th. Tiger Woods has not won a tournament he has played in the last 23 months, which stems back to the incident with his ex-wife and the infidelity scandal that followed.