Tiger Woods waves to the crowd on the 10th green during the final round of the Frys.com Open at the CordeValle Golf Club on October 9, 2011 in San Martin, California. (Getty Images)more pics » Tiger Woods (Getty Images) Even Tiger Woods couldn't keep a straight face when he recounted the most exciting moment of the Frys.com Open Sunday: almost getting hit by a flying hot dog.
Last year somebody flew rude banners around the Masters tournament, and now the scandal-ridden golfer is the victim of attempted assault by jumbo dog. Here's what happened at the San Martin, Calif. golf course: A rowdy (read: "drunk") spectator let out some sort of war cry, ran toward Woods, who was trying to putt, and proceeded to launch his hot dog at him. Now, the frank didn't even come close to hitting the pro golfer, but the event was definitely the most talked-about of the day.
Woods seemed to take the whole thing in stride, too, and cracked a smile while being interviewed about the incident. (Anything to take the focus off another loss, right?) "When I looked up, the hot dog was already in the air," he said.
He added in a later interview (via Deadspin.com): "Some guy just came running on the green, and he had a hot dog. I don't know how he tried to throw it, but I was kind of focusing on my putt when he started yelling. Next thing I know, he laid on the ground, and looked like he wanted to be arrested."
"I guess he wanted to be in the news.” he added, “and I’m sure he will be.”
As for the perp, he was apparently detained for disturbing the peace. Officials say the unnamed man was intoxicated. Also still hungry.
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