Tiger Woods fakes out autograph-seekers, but for good reason (Video)
Tiger Woods disappointed a group of fans during his practice round at Oak Hill before the PGA Championship on Monday, but he had a legitimate reason for doing so. At first glance, it appears Tiger walked toward a group of fans who were seeking his autograph and played a cruel trick on them. However, he bailed out at the last second for his own safety and that of the fans.
If you look closely, you can see the barrier that was holding the fans back start to collapse. Not only that, but Woods told reporters a small child was nearly crushed by a fence earlier in the day.
“She was just on the ground crying,” Tiger said Tuesday, per Eric Adelson of Yahoo! Sports. “People get so aggressive for autographs. And security is trying to be aggressive to protect the little kids up front. You try and sign, but sometimes the adults start running over the little kids up front, and especially on a fence like that, on a hard fence, it can get dangerous sometimes.”
Woods obviously didn’t want to see anyone get hurt, and the last thing he needs is a metal barrier falling on his leg three days before the start of the final major of the season. He probably made a number of fans angry, but it was a wise choice.