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‘Light the candle!’ Tiger Woods gets a new tee shout

This is a little bizarre, but to some extent, we like it: A fan shouted "Light the candle!" as Tiger Woods teed off to begin Friday's round. What does it mean? Who knows?

[Related: World No. 1 Rory McIlroy misses cut at The Players Championship]

Shouting as big-name players tee off is now a tradition in golf, if an unfortunate one. Most common, of course, is "Get in the hole!" (which is SO funny when you do it off a par-5 hole, because, you know, there's NO WAY it'll get in the hole!) It's the golf equivalent of shouting "Free Bird" at a concert: the last refuge of unimaginative fans who want to be a part of the action.

So we've seen an influx of new screams off the tee, with "mashed potatoes" and "Tiger, Tiger Woods, y'all!" edging into the mix. Could "light the candle" be a new standard? Doubtful. But if you're going to be an idiot and shout, at least make it something interesting.

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