Shudderbug: Tiger Shot Smashes Photog’s Cam

The LONDON DAILY MAIL has this astonishing photo from staff photographer Mark Pain taken of Tiger Woods at the Ryder Cup on Sunday.

Tiger Woods shot smashes photographer's camera

(Unfortunate Camera Ang .. er .. Mangle)

The shot was snapped on the final hole of play as Woods attempted to chip onto the green, instead duffing his ball directly into the lens of Pain’s camera. The impact smashed the lens of Pain’s Nikon D3 but the image was saved by the camera and Pain was unhurt.

Tiger Woods shot smashes photographer's camera


So how did Tiger react?

The Daily Mail reported, “Woods was furious about his blunder, neither he nor caddie Steve Williams objected to Pain’s position.

Tiger Woods smashes camera with shot

With his camera damaged, Pain packed up and left a scene which later saw Woods prevail with Steve Stricker in a fourball match against Europe’s Ian Poulter and Ross Fisher.

This isn’t the first time Tiger has been known to smash a camera on the golf course.

He did the same to a video camera in 2007. Except that time it was, amazingly, on purpose.

UPDATE: Here’s another angle to the same photo taken by, obviously, a different photographer.

UPDATE 2: Finally placed mustached guy. Can’t wait for the Monty biopic to be cast!

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