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- Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods posted his best PGA Tour finish in 30 months after returning to sport following injury.
- The American’s final round was marred when a fan screamed at him, causing Woods to miss a putt on the 13th hole.
- You can watch the incident here.
Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods continued his comeback at the weekend, but his final round was spoiled by a loud fan.
Woods completed his best PGA Tour finish in 30 months on Sunday, but he missed a putt in the final round when a fan screamed at him on the 13th green.
Woods lined up the putt, addressed the ball and, just before he was to make contact with the ball, a loud fan yelled: “Get in the hole!”
The noise was enough to startle Woods who pushed the putt wide of the hole.
You can watch the putt right here:
Tiger Woods missed the puttand was NOT happy after a fan screamed, â¬SGet in the hole!â¬pic.twitter.com/RL7D6PtJV6
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) January 28, 2018
In golf, it is frowned on to make noise or talk while a golfer takes a shot. To yell while a player takes his swing is therefore the height of poor spectator etiquette.
After the fan screamed at Woods, somebody – perhaps Woods himself – can be heard saying “come on, man.”
Had Woods holed the initial putt, he would have scored a birdie (a 4 on the par 5). However, the miss ensured he carded a par 5.
Woods finished the round even, on 72, and scored a total of -3 for the four day event.
“It was tough conditions out there, it was tough scoring,” Woods told the PGA Tour website. He added that he was “very pleased” with his week’s work.
“After not playing for a couple of years and coming out here on the tour and playing a solid four days. I fought hard for these scores, they weren’t drive down the middle, hit it on the green and two-putt. This was a lot of putting.”
Woods finished the event tied in 23rd place.