Shots and musings from San Diego based photographer, David Phillipich

Cigar Guy

For those of you who have not seen it, photographer Mark Pain of the Daily Mail was setting up to take a photo of Tiger Woods at this past weekend’s Ryder Cup in Wales.  Woods, typical of his recent play, shanked a chip shot and Pain managed to get the shutter pressed just before Tiger’s ball hit his camera.  It really is one of the most phenomenal sports photographs ever.  Talk about capturing a moment.


Photo by Mark Pain


But as cool as this moment may be, the world couldn’t help but notice a certain cigar-wielding aficionado with one of the sweetest faux-staches ever captured.  Who is this man?  Why is he wearing a turban? (It’s actually a wig.)  Watch the video.

Just like BP’s control room a few months ago, photoshoppers from around the world have taken a liking to “Cigar Guy” and have helped him to “photo bomb” other famous images.  I couldn’t resist.  Here are some quick attempts…



Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt

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