Photos: “Cigar Man” In Tiger Photo Revealed

Rick Chandler tipped me off today to a Saturday LONDON DAILY MAIL report that reveals the identity of “cigar man” - the celebrated, fake-mustachioed gentleman seen in a recent, widely circulated photo of Tiger Woods hitting a shot at the Ryder Cup in Wales.

Tiger Woods shot smashes photographer's camera

The Mail reports that the mystery man is a Brit named Rupesh Shingadia. Rupesh is a 30-year-old investment analyst who lives in a, “detached house in South London where he is living with his parents, a retired mechanic and a housewife.

Tiger Woods shot smashes photographer's camera

Rupesh’s first blush on the phenomenon of his leading role in the photo, “I am embarrassed and overwhelmed. Never in a million years could I have expected anything like this. It is truly surreal.

So why the goofy getup, which included a Groucho Marx-esque fake mustache?

Rupesh said his costume was a ‘tribute’ to Spanish golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez.

Cigar Man Revealed With Photos

Rupesh: ‘I wanted to do something to show my support for the European team and I thought of Miguel. These days sportsmen have become devoid of character. But Miguel does his own thing and I love the way he walks around the course with a cigar clamped between his teeth.’

During an interview with the U.K. publication, Rupesh claimed to the Mail that he was an unassuming sort not normally prone to such displays: Read more…

Who To Cast As Mustache Guy For Monty Biopic?

Thanks to some trusty, ham-fisted photoshop, I’ve finally placed mustache guy in the Tiger Woods camera shot:

Tiger Woods camera shot with Jon Lovitz

The role of old Pauly Shore in the upcoming Playboy Mansion retrospective will have to wait!

Another Angle To Greatest Golf Photo Of All-Time

Here’s another angle of the greatest golf photograph in history:

Tiger Woods Camera Shot Another Angle

If you don’t know by now, what makes the original photo so incredibly special has absolutely nothing to do with Tiger Woods and his golf shot into the camera lens. Read more…

Shudderbug: Tiger Shot Smashes Photog’s Cam

The LONDON DAILY MAIL has this astonishing photo from staff photographer Mark Pain taken of Tiger Woods at the Ryder Cup on Sunday.

Tiger Woods shot smashes photographer's camera

(Unfortunate Camera Ang .. er .. Mangle)

The shot was snapped on the final hole of play as Woods attempted to chip onto the green, instead duffing his ball directly into the lens of Pain’s camera. The impact smashed the lens of Pain’s Nikon D3 but the image was saved by the camera and Pain was unhurt.

Tiger Woods shot smashes photographer's camera

(WAT)

So how did Tiger react? Read more…