Real or Fake? This Viral Tiger Woods Video Needs Some Explanation

Published 09/14/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates making a par on the 18th green to win the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)


Everyone on the internet has seen Tiger Woods’ legendary putt at the 2019 President’s Cup. Not only did that putt contribute to their amazing victory, but it was also more about the way he finished it.

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AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 14: Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot from the 12th tee during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

The President’s Cup is a biennial golf tournament for professional golfers representing America, against a team of international players minus Europe. In the 2019 edition, the United States entered as the seven-time reigning champions and defeated the International Team 16-14.

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On the last day of the tournament, U.S. won six and tied four of the 12 singles matches to clinch the trophy. Tiger Woods, playing against Abraham Ancer of Mexico, won the first match of the day 3 and 2. His final putt for a birdie, however, went viral. The clip shows him pulling his cap off before the ball had covered even half the distance to the hole.

Much to the amusement and fascination of many, this video flooded the internet. A fan even called it, “seriously one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.”

Did Tiger Woods really pull out the celebration before the ball went in?

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However, it was soon revealed that the video was fake! Someone with amazing skills on the internet created this hilariously genius edit, which had fooled the entire web.

While people believed this to be the real clip, the original one was soon revealed. It showed how Woods actually waited for the ball to near the hole before he moved away to shake hands with Ancer. Reacting to the fake clip, Woods said, “Well, when it was about probably like six feet out — the match was over. I might have taken the hat off a little bit early, but it was over.”

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Despite the confusion, the edit made the putt even better than it actually was! However, did you know that the viral walk-off was fake? Let us know in the comments below.

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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