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October 4, 2017 - 8:43am
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T.J. Auclair
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Cigar Guy
Mark Pain/Daily Mail UK
This is a fascinating picture of Tiger Woods at the 2010 Ryder Cup, but the man with the mustache and the cigar stole the show.

Today, Oct. 4, 2017, marks the 7-year anniversary of the Europeans winning the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Wales, 14.5-13.5.

In that spirit, we're remembering one of the most fantastic and comical photos ever taken.

Mark Pain from the Dail Mail produced the snap you see above that was a viral sensation.

First of all, the photo is spectacular, as it looks like the golf ball struck by Tiger Woods is about to smash into the camera's lens. That alone makes it awesome.

However, talk about stealing the thunder! Check out the guy to the right with the mustache, wig and cigar. How funny is that?

The Daily Mail tracked down the man behind the costume shortly after those matches.

You can click here to read the story.

As it turns out, the man -- Rupesh Shingadia -- was merely trying to show his support for the European Team and this was his spin on dressing like Miguel Angel Jimenez.

From the article:

"I am embarrassed and overwhelmed," he said in an exclusive interview. "Never in a million years could I have expected anything like this.

"It is truly surreal."

Rupesh said his costume was a ‘tribute’ to Spanish golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez.

"I wanted to do something to show my support for the European team and I thought of Miguel. These days sportsmen have become devoid of character. But Miguel does his own thing and I love the way he walks around the course with a cigar clamped between his teeth." 

We're not sure he pulled that off... but the photo is unforgettable nonetheless.