Tiger attacked with a hot dog while Fowler underlines his potential
Monday 10 October 2011
A fan who threw a hot dog at Tiger Woods and missed during yesterday's final round of the Frys.com Open in San Martin, California was arrested by local police.
As Woods lined up a 19-foot birdie putt at the par-three seventh hole, his 16th of the day, the man ran onto the edge of the green at Corde Valle Golf Club shouting: "Tiger, Tiger" before hurling the hot dog into the air. The man never got closer than 40 feet to Woods.
He immediately fell to the ground and allowed himself to be arrested. He was then escorted off the course. "I turned around and the hot dog was in the air," Woods said after signing off with a three-under-par 68. "I guess he wanted to be in the news. Looked like he wanted to be arrested really because he laid on the ground, put his hands behind his back and turned his head."
The American Rickie Fowler won his first professional golf title with a six-stroke victory over US Open champion Rory McIlroy in the Korea Open in Cheonan. The long-haired Californian, one of golf's most exciting young prospects, carded a three-under-par 68 in the final round at the Woo Jeong Hills Country Club for a four-day total of 16-under 268.
"It was a lot of fun. I played well early on in the final round and then I was comfortable over the last few holes. Overall, I enjoyed the whole week," said 22-year-old Fowler. World No 3 McIlroy, tied for fourth overnight, clinched second spot with a superb closing round of seven-under 64.
England's Lee Slattery survived a jittery final hole to claim his maiden win on the European Tour at the Madrid Masters.
The 33-year-old from Southport, held a three-stroke lead over Italian Lorenzo Gagli heading up the 18th but put his third shot into the water. He gathered himself again, though, pitching his fifth to within 15 feet and then two-putted for a double bogey to finish on 15 under par, one better than Gagli.
Latest in Sport
Norwich 2 Liverpool 3 match report: Liverpool go five points clear of Chelsea at top of Premier League table on day Luis Suarez hits goal number 30
Luis Suarez and the 'Easter miracle': Liverpool striker shows both sides as he reaches 30 Premier League goals but play acts yet again
Jose Mourinho: Graceless reaction of Chelsea manager a sad effort to hide his own flaws
Liverpool: Three remaining fixtures - can they remain on top of the Premier League table?
Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2 match report: Fabio Borini makes Chelsea pay penalty for lack of fight
- 1 Easter egg hunt horror as mother finds dead body under deck of house
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 Unbeliebable: The White House offers 'no comment' to anti-Justin Bieber petition
- 4 Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps?
- 5 Criminals ‘using unmanned drones and infrared cameras to find illegal cannabis farms’ – and then steal from the growers
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
An open letter to Nigel Farage: you may smile, but I am not seduced
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
Abdullah Deghayes: My son was the martyr of a just cause, says father of British teenager killed in Syria conflict