The man who threw a hot dog at Tiger Woods gave a completely irrational explanation Wednesday as to why he threw a hot dog at Tiger Woods.
The man, Brandon Kelly, 31, launched the hot dog at Woods during the final round of the Frys.com Open on Sunday. He told The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa, Calif., on Wednesday that he is a fan of Woods, and that he was inspired by, of all things, the movie Drive, starring Ryan Gosling.
I threw the hot dog toward Tiger Woods because I was inspired by the movie 'Drive,' Kelly said. As soon as the movie ended I thought to myself, 'I have to do something courageous and epic. I have to throw a hot dog on the green in front of Tiger.'
Kelly did not elaborate on his reasons, or how Drive could inspire him to do such a thing since it did not mention or show any hint of hot dog.
He said he hoped his name would not leak and he would be able to stay anonymous. But at the time, he did not fear the consequences of his act.
Did I think I could be shot like some people were saying? Kelly said. Absolutely not.
His quotes make it seem like he wanted to move past the incident, and he wished Woods well going forward. Kelly was arrested and is scheduled to appear in court on suspicion of disturbing the peace.
I honestly wish Tiger the best, Kelly said. One day I hope he breaks Jack Nicklaus' record.
The Press Democrat also noted that around 7:15 a.m. Sunday morning, Kelly posted a photo of a hot dog in his hand. He was in his car as he drove to the Frys.com Open south of San Jose, Calif.
Later, he posted on Facebook that he just got a bloody Mary and that he was about to watch Tiger Woods play 18 holes.
As you can hear in the video, as Woods is lining up a putt, someone shouts, Tiger! Tiger! Then the hot dog appears in the left side of the screen.
But the real question here: Was the now-famous hot dog the same one Kelly was carrying around at 7:15 a.m.?