News & ToursOctober 7, 2010

The mysterious Cigar Guy goes viral

Days removed from a particularly riveting Ryder Cup, the most popular figure to emerge from Celtic Manor might end up being a guy who didn't hit a shot.

We are talking about the unmistakable Cigar Guy first noticed standing behind Tiger Woods in the now-famous photo by the Daily Mail's Mark Pain (Look to the right of Woods).

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Who he is, whether he is being completely serious, is secondary to the comedic gold he has helped spawn, featuring such creative use of Photoshop, it's now being used as a lesson in some public schools.

There are, for instance, Cigar Guy variations of famous album covers.

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Or Cigar Guy appearances in famous sports photos.

Like this one.

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Or this one.

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No truth to the rumor the Cigar Guy is now in the mix for the European Ryder Cup captaincy.

Click here for more classic Cigar Guy photos.

*-- Sam Weinman

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