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August 07, 2013

Tiger fans crush fence seeking autographs at Oak Hill

Add another reason to why Tiger Woods isn't crazy about signing autographs: It's dangerous.

At Oak Hill for the PGA Championship, Woods made a move to sign some autographs for fans near the driving range on Monday, but stopped when it looked like the fence surrounding the range might collapse from the press of fans seeking his autograph [see video above].

Woods talked about the scene at his pre-tournament press conference on Tuesday:

Q. We see the way fans try to approach you for autographs. Yesterday it look liked when you were going on the range, you went over to sign, did something happen there, and how do you approach that when there's so many people?

TIGER WOODS: Well, the fence almost came down. So they almost knocked the fence down. It gets dangerous.

We had a little girl get crushed today, and she was just on the ground crying. People get so aggressive for autographs. And security is trying to be aggressive to protect the little kids up front. You try and sign, but sometimes the adults start running over the little kids up front, and especially on a fence like that, on a hard fence, it can get dangerous sometimes.

That was one of those situations where, yeah, it almost fell.


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