Meet the man behind Wienergate

by Derek on October 12, 2011

in Tiger Woods

Brandon Kelly Tiger Woods

This is Brandon Kelly, a 31-year old native of Petaluma, CA, but perhaps better known as the man that threw his [hot dog] wiener on the 7th green last weekend while Tiger was putting.

His explanation for the act?  Pure awesomeness:

“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.’”

I haven’t seen Drive yet, but I’m assuming from the trailers I’ve seen that there aren’t a whole lot of hot dogs featured in it.

Kelly posted on his Facebook page Sunday morning a photo of a hot dog in his hand in front of his vehicle’s steering wheel and speedometer. It was taken at about 7:15 a.m. Sunday as he drove from his home in Sonoma County to the golf tournament at CordeValle Golf Club south of San Jose.

If this guy isn’t a candidate for an involuntary 72-hour hold… well…

While at the Open, he posted to Facebook: “Just got a bloody Mary. About to watch Tiger Woods play 18 holes.”

Ok, maybe this is starting to make a little bit more sense.  Well, not really, but at least we can assume he was well lubricated by the time he threw the hot dog heard round the world.

Press Democrat

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