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Tiger Woods meets fan at Ryder Cup who's named after him

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Videos emerged late on Wednesday of Junior Ryder Cup participant Robin 'Tiger' Williams meeting his idol Tiger Woods at Le Golf National.

The youngster was clearly overawed by the occasion, admitting he was left speechless, but was pleased with the interaction.

Williams hails from England and was representing the European team for the Junior Ryder Cup before eventually meeting Woods.

Twenty three other teenagers were also introduced to the iconic figure, but it was Robin who caught his eye as they both shared the same name.

Williams was obviously named after Tiger and couldn't have imagined a more picture perfect way to meet his favourite golfer.

Woods was also pleasantly surprised to have met the teenager who shared his name, joking exclaiming 'good for you' while the pair exchanged words.

Having been born in 2001, Williams was named after Tiger during the year he famously achieved the 'Tiger Slam'.

Though named after the popular golfer, it's more likely he would wish to create his own legacy rather than lurk in the shadows.

You can watch the incredible moment in the video below.

As expected, the video quickly spread on social media, and plenty of golf fans were loving the moment Tiger met Tiger.

It's a heavy name to bear, but the experience is one Robin will remember forever and perhaps they will meet once again.

There was definitely plenty of fuss made about Woods' return to the golfing world and fans will certainly be keeping a close eye on him as matters develop.

Perhaps keen observers of the game will also keep tabs on Williams and his career in case he does grow into a similar icon to his idol.

All eyes will now turn to the Ryder Cup, which gets underway tomorrow morning, and ends on Sunday.

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