Tiger Woods gives fan a signed glove after hitting him with errant approach shot in final round of The Open

PAIN soon turned into elation for one golfing fan after Tiger Woods gifted the supporter a signed glove after striking him with the ball.

The 42-year-old dragged his second shot at the 11th hole into a group of fans during the final round of The 147th Open.

 Tiger Woods struck a fan with his golf ball at the 11th hole during the final round of The Open

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Tiger Woods struck a fan with his golf ball at the 11th hole during the final round of The Open
 Woods gave the fan a signed glove after hitting him with the ball following his wayward shot

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Woods gave the fan a signed glove after hitting him with the ball following his wayward shot

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And he immediately apologised to the individual by giving him his match glove, which he went on to sign.

One person jokingly tweeted: "Would you take a thinned 6 iron to the body for a signed glove from Tiger? I would!"

While another stated: "You can hit me with a ball Tiger for a glove and a handshake!! Anytime!!!"

With the supporter hardly believing his luck – neither could Woods – as he went on to surrender the lead at The Open.

 The supporter was left delighted after receiving a handshake from legend Woods

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The supporter was left delighted after receiving a handshake from legend Woods

 Woods, 42, remains in contention to win his first major since the US Open in 2008

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Woods, 42, remains in contention to win his first major since the US Open in 2008

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He went on to make a double bogey at the 11th – putting a huge dent in his quest to end a ten-year wait for a major, before dropping a further shot at the 12th.

His last major triumph came in 2008 when he beat Rocco Mediate in a play-off for the US Open.

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PAIN soon turned into elation for one golfing fan after Tiger Woods gifted the supporter a signed glove after striking him with the ball.