The Open 2018: Tiger Woods nearly takes out scores of fans with wild shot from deep rough

TIGER WOODS almost injures scores of fans with this wild shot from deep rough.

The three-time Open champion pushed his drive miles right on the second hole and his ball came to rest in trouble.

 Tiger Woods had to aim his shot at the fans lining the course

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Tiger Woods had to aim his shot at the fans lining the course

With the ball sitting a long way above his feet, Woods and caddie Joe LaCava urged the spectators to move back as he lined up his rescue shot.

But when he took a swipe his ball shot off to the right and viewers quickly ducked for cover.

Fortunately no one looked to be hurt as the ball scuttled down into more trouble.

Woods went on to hit his next shot to around 40ft and two-putted from there for a bogey.

 Golf fans were directly in Tiger Woods' line for the shot he wanted to hit

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Golf fans were directly in Tiger Woods' line for the shot he wanted to hit
 The American knows his ball could cause harm as soon as he strikes it

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The American knows his ball could cause harm as soon as he strikes it
 The former world No 1 watches on as his ball flies through the hoards of fans

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The former world No 1 watches on as his ball flies through the hoards of fans

Woods fired an opening round level par 71 after finding himself two under at one point.

He is playing in his first Open since 2015, when he missed the cut at St Andrews.

The American, 42, found himself in the middle of a social media storm last night.

He was blasted by a number of online users after a video emerged showing him ignoring a group of autograph-hunting children.

 Tiger Woods and his caddie has urged the fans to move back as far as they could

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Tiger Woods and his caddie has urged the fans to move back as far as they could
 Tiger Woods' ball was seen scuttling along among the fans

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Tiger Woods' ball was seen scuttling along among the fans

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TIGER WOODS almost injures scores of fans with this wild shot from deep rough.