Fan arrested for throwing hot dog at Woods

    Former world number one Tiger Woods has not won a PGA Tour tournament since November 2009.

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    • A golf fan arrested for throwing a hot dog at former world number one Tiger Woods
    • The hot dog did not hit Woods and the fan was swiftly handcuffed
    • American Bryce Molder won the Open for his first PGA Tour title
    A golf fan was arrested on Sunday after attempting to throw a hot dog at former world number one Tiger Woods during the final round of the Open in California.
    The incident occurred with Woods, a 14-time major winner, preparing to putt on the seventh green when a man emerged from the crowd and launched a hot dog in the 35-year-old's direction.
    The hot dog fell some distance short of Woods, with the man swiftly handcuffed and arrested by police.
    "I guess he wanted to be in the news," Woods, currently ranked 52 in the world, told the PGA Tour's official website. "And I'm sure he will be."
    Woods, who has spent a record 623 weeks at the top of the world rankings during his career, carded a round of 68 to finish seven-under-par for the tournament and tied for 30th position.
    It was the American's first Tour appearance since missing the cut at the PGA Championship in August, and his first alongside new caddie Joe LaCava.
    Woods' compatriot Bryce Molder emerged victorious at CordeValle Golf Club to clinch his first win on the Tour in dramatic fashion.
    Molder, 32, finished the weekend tied on 17-under alongside 39-year-old Briny Baird at the top of the leaderboard, and the pair could only be separated after six playoff holes.
    Baird had led the field heading into the fourth and final round, but saw his hopes of victory disappear when Molder holed a birdie putt on the 18th in the playoff to eventually end the contest.
    Molder struggled to describe his emotions after the victory and admitted he did not feel his form merited the win.
    "It's a little surreal right now. You practice and work and you just hope there's some validating behind it.
    "I don't feel I deserved to win. But I happened to settle myself down to play."
    American Bud Cauley finished alone in the third position on 15-under, with three-time major Ernie Els alongside Shane Bertsch in fourth position.
    John Rollins was sixth on 13-under ahead of an eight-way tie for seventh position, which included Englishman Paul Casey who saw his challenge fall away on the final day.