Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Iconic Shot: How else could Tiger be upstaged?

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This photo, taken on October 2 by Mark Pain of the British tabloid Daily Mail during the 2010 Ryder Cup, captures Tiger Woods attempting a chip shot on the final hole of the afternoon at Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales.  Tiger's trajectory went awry and hit Pain's camera a split second before the photographer snapped his shot.

Additionally, this once-in-a-lifetime picture has become an international sensation thanks to the as-yet unidentified man on the right side.  Sporting a Groucho Marx-style mustache, the individual currently known as "Cigar Guy" adds a twofold element to the surreal nature of this shot, which is now being hailed by some as the greatest picture in sports history.

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