Tiger Woods Made a Masters Fan’s Day By Throwing a Perfect Pass With His Golf Ball After Finishing Hole

Tiger Woods gives a thumbs up to the crowd on the No. 9 green during a practice round.
Tiger Woods gives a thumbs up to the crowd on the No. 9 green during a practice round. / Katie Goodale / USA TODAY NETWORK

Who says golfers aren't athletes?

Tiger Woods was a baseball player in his youth; his father played collegiately at Kansas State in the 1950s. Even at the age of 48 with a slew of surgeries under his belt, he still has somewhat of an arm.

The 15-time major champion proved that Tuesday afternoon after a Masters practice round, when he tossed a pinpoint pass to a fan in the gallery who motioned for Woods to throw him his ball by putting his hands up like a wide receiver.

The fan caught the ball off a bobble, and Woods saluted his catch by raising his club.

After the throw, WSB-TV reporter Alison Mastrangelo tracked down the fan.

"We were just there sitting. It happened to be quiet. I was just looking at him," the fan said. "I yelled at him, 'Tiger, I'm open!' And he kinda smirked."

Woods then turned and fired his ball in the fan's direction.

"He throws a fastball. My hand was throbbing for a little bit," he said. "Good arm, Tiger."


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Patrick Andres has been a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated since 2022. Before SI, his work appeared in The Blade, Athlon Sports, Fear the Sword, and Diamond Digest. Patrick has covered everything from zero-attendance Big Ten basketball to a seven-overtime college football game. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.