A fan was arrested for running toward the seventh green at CordeValle and tossing a hot dog in Woods’ direction.
The bun barely reached the green. 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.
Even as he returned last year from a sex scandal, and the occasional fan would should heckle him, Woods never had a fan duck under the ropes and approach him.
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.
Cardoza said the man claims he wasn’t throwing the hot dog at Woods, rather tossing it in the air.
It was the first time Woods had three straight rounds in the 60s on the PGA Tour since the Deutsche Bank Championship last year.
Still, the hot dog incident stole the show.
Poor Tiger! He’s having such a rough time lately.