Woods had to watch the photo from the sidelines. .

Tiger Woods tries to sneak into USA's Ryder Cup team photo

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Tiger Woods has been left red-faced after he tried to tag himself onto the USA's Ryder Cup team photo, only to be waved away by the photographer. 

Woods, who is one of the team's vice-captains, can be seen wandering into the background of the photo, before being shooed away by a photographer.

You can watch the hilarious video further down this article.  


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The PA report makes for even funnier reading, as it explains the confusion the former PGA Champion caused in a situation that should have been a formality.

It reads: "Woods, who is due to make his playing comeback in a fortnight’s time after more than a year out with back problems, positioned himself on the far right of the back row next to Jimmy Walker.

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"The 40-year-old was waved away by the photographer, but, perhaps misunderstanding, Woods merely swapped sides and moved to the far left next to Ryan Moore."

Of course, there was no way a gaffe like this would go unnoticed by the rest of the US team: "He was then ordered to stand on the sidelines by the official lensman – much to the hilarity of the players."

You can see the awkward encounter in the video below.

Woods, who is a former PGA, Masters, and Open champion, has not always been known for his sense of humour on the course, but he appeared to see the funny side as he saluted the photographer before taking his correct position on the sideline - out of shot.

It was a welcome distraction for Team USA ahead of Friday's tee-off at Hazeltine, after weeks of trash talk between the US and Europe.

They'll have to do their talking on the course from now on, as they look to win the Ryder Cup for the first time in eight years following Europe's strong showing in the last three competitions.   

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