A strange year for Tiger Woods took another bizarre twist on Sunday when a fan was arrested for running toward the seventh green at the USPGA’s Frys.com Open, and tossing a hot dog in Woods' direction.
The bun barely reached the green. But the hot dog landed on the putting surface. The 31-year-old man, whose name wasn't released, dropped to the ground to be arrested as Santa Clara sheriff's deputies converged on him. Woods backed off his birdie putt, then quickly resumed play.
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. Cardoza said only that he was from Santa Rosa.
Arjun Atwal, who played with Woods, said he was concerned for a moment at the sight of a fan yelling out Woods' name and approaching the green.
"They could have shot him," Atwal said. "The cops could have thought it was something else."
The tournament was eventually won by Bryce Molder (Pictured) edging out Briny Baird at the sixth extra hole of a play-off to earn his first PGA Tour win at the Frys.com Open, after England’s Paul Casey fell away on the final day. Casey started the day in a tie for second, but a final-round 71, including three bogeys and a double bogey, saw him finish joint seventh on 11 under.