Golf fan ejected following row with Tiger Woods during his final drive at The Open

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There is no question that Tiger Woods is a contender once again and that is all that matters.

The US golfer finished the Open on -5 under par, though ultimately it wasn't enough to win him his 15th major.

For someone whose self-belief has always seemed unshakeable, the 42-year-old genuinely seemed surprised when it dawned on him that he could have potentially been crowned champion on Sunday after his third-round 66.

"I played well today, I really really did," he said, via the Guardian.

"I hit a lot of good shots and I didn't feel like I made a bad swing until 18. I really felt like I had control of the golf ball today.

"On top of that I made some longer putts and I was saying to the guys earlier that before we teed off, there were a lot of guys between three to five under par through 14 holes.

"There were a bunch of guys who were putting up great scores and the golf course was gettable...I had to stay within reach."

While it's fair to say Woods isn't universally popular, the majority of golf fans have been pleased to see his revival over the past few days.

A fan tried to put Woods off 

Hence, there was an outpouring of sympathy after one rowdy fan tried to put him off during his final drive - check out footage of the incident below:

The Independent report that the person in question was immediately ejected from the course, as is only right and proper.

It's claimed in the newspaper, via witnesses at Carnoustie, that the fan shouted "free Palestine" and made an offensive hand gesture as Woods went through his backswing.

The former world number one shouted back "what are you doing?!"

It was ultimately a double bogey on six and a bogey five on 11 and 12 that ended his hopes of winning a fourth Claret Jug, but many on Twitter were fuming at the incident:

We're used to hearing plenty of shouting and interruptions at the Ryder Cup, but this really seems to have crossed a line.

While he has gained a lot of bad press at The Open, for example when he ignored children's requests for autographs, it's a credit to him that he was as composed as he was on this occasion. 

What have you made of Woods at The Open? Have your say in the comments. 

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