Earlier this week, Tiger Woods asked for an autograph from David Lynn. Here’s who he is after the post went viral.
Much of the talk in the golf world this week is on whether Tiger Woods will play at The Masters this weekend.
Earlier in the week, Tiger Woods asked David Lynn for an autograph, which went viral. But who is David Lynn?
Tiger Woods asks David Lynn for autograph
Tiger Woods is arguably the most famous golfer of all time and one of the most recognisable sports stars in the world.
The 15-time major champion must have signed thousands upon thousands of autographs over his career, and it’s hard to imagine him ever asking for one in return.
However, that very thing happened recently when Tiger Woods asked David Lynn for an autograph.
Lynn uploaded a Twitter photo of Tiger’s request, which read: “Dear Dave, please would you be kind enough to sign the photograph and send back to me at Jupiter Island please, it is for my personal collection and not resale. All the best, Tiger.”
A day after the original post circulated on social media, Lynn posted a follow up message on Twitter:
He wrote: ‘Wow, my last tweet has had over 1 million views, he’s @TigerWoods only asked for an autograph from when we played, anyhow, frank sinatras (sic) messaged and asked if I would kindly sign something he’s sending through today from when we did karaoke together #popular.
Who is David Lynn?
Many fans asked who is David Lynn following the unusual autograph request from Tiger.
David Lynn is an English former golfer who was once on the books of Wigan and Stoke football clubs as a goalkeeper.
He became a pro golfer in 1995, and only won three times in his professional career. However, over the years he has become a pub quiz phenomenon.
Why? Because he finished 2nd in the 2012 PGA Championship, eight strokes behind winner Rory McIlroy. It was a remarkable finish as a tie for 53rd in the 2003 Open was his only previous major appearance, and up until that point he had never played in a 72-hole event in America.
David Lynn’s career in detail
Despite being one of the shortest hitters on tour, he managed to finish second as a rank outsider, winning $865,000 and securing a PGA Tour card for the following season. Lynn also moved up to a career high ranking of 40th at the age of 38.
He later played at the Honda Classic, where he was paired up with Tiger Woods, outscoring him by two strokes.
Lynn would go on to win the Portugal Masters in 2013, but retired at the end of the 2014 season after suffering from tendonitis in his right elbow as well as back issues.
These days, as Today’s Golfer reports, the 48-year-old manages a property portfolio of mixed-use investments. He’s recently been involved in his first-ever housing development and is currently selling off the last of 38 homes which are all named after his favourite UK courses.
Woods is a ‘game-time decision’ for this weekend’s Masters
The Masters returns to Augusta National this weekend for The Masters, and five-time champion Tiger Woods could be making a sensational return.
Woods has not played main tour golf since the rescheduled Masters of November 2020. In February 2021 Woods sustained severe leg injuries including open fractures in a car crash in California.
Earlier this week, he revealed it will be a ‘game-time’ decision on whether he can compete this weekend.
On Monday, Woods was spotted playing a few practice rounds at Augusta National, which has only fuelled rumors of a comeback.
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