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Tiger Woods distracted by a fan during a putt at the Farmers Insurance Open

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There has been huge excitement as Tiger Woods made his return to Torrey Pines over the weekend - but it got a little too much for one spectator on Sunday. 

The 42-year-old was in action at the Farmers Insurance Open, but one event on the course caught him off-guard.

Woods was poised over a putt on a par five at the 13th hole when an over-enthusiastic spectator shouted "get in the hole" - at the moment where Woods was taking his backswing.

As you can see below, the former world number one and Masters green jacket holder was startled and subsequently misguided his attempt, slicing his putt just wide of the hole, before regathering his composure, slapping his leg and staring into the crowd of surprised spectators.

The shout from the spectator sparked an angry reaction from those watching on, with many identifying the culprit, which saw him led off the premises and thrown out.

Despite the incident, Woods got back on track at the tournament in California, his first full competition for two-years, and his return to action following back surgery last April which has sidelined the veteran for almost 10 months.

Watch the moment a fan distracts Woods:

Woods carded scores of  72, 71 and 70 before a 72 on his final round, which saw the 14-time major winner conclude the tournament on three under.

Speaking after the final round, Woods was pleased with his game at his comeback event.

He said: “It was a solid four days in my first full tournament for two years.

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“I’m proud of these scores. I had to show I can grind with the best of them and had to fight for every score on every hole.

“I fought my tail off and proved there is no issue with my back if I have to hit it out of the rough — it’s just unfortunate I was in there so often.

"I hadn't played out of rye grass since last year. I hit some really good ones out of there. Unfortunately I put myself in there."

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