The Full Story: In October, London Daily Mail photographer Mark Pain was covering the 2010 Ryder Cup when he captured an unbelievable shot of Tiger Woods -- or, more accurately, Woods' errant ball the moment before it hit his lens. As the photo captured international attention, focus soon shifted away from Woods, Pain and the dinged camera and on to a mysterious "Cigar Guy" watching the ball barrel toward the camera, wide-eyed, like a red-headed Groucho Marx. Almost instantly, "Cigar Guy" became an Internet meme, featured in countless photo manipulations, YouTube videos and Facebook tributes. There was Cigar Guy at the Statue of Liberty, Cigar Guy as Muhammed Ali, Cigar Guy inserted into just about every famous photo you can think of. It took the Daily Mail about a week -- eons in Internet time -- to identify the Web phenom. As it turns out, Cigar Guy is London investment analyst Rupesh Shingadia, a regular guy who loves golf and decided, fatefully, to dress that day in tribute to cigar-loving Spanish golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez.
What's Happened Since? Shingadia continues to be a regular guy, golf fan and investment analyst in London, though he did score a trip to New York City and a "Today" show appearance.
In His Own Words: "I am embarrassed and overwhelmed," Shingadia told The Daily Mail in October. "Never in a million years could I have expected anything like this. It is truly surreal."
Video: Cigar Guy Montage
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