Video: Tiger Woods Impersonator Charms Fans at Dell Technologies Championship

Golf fans in Massachusetts had to do a double take when it appeared Tiger Woods had made his way into the crowd, rather than out on the course earlier this week.

As it turned out, it was instead an impersonator who took his spot alongside the fans, while the 14-time major winner was negotiating the final round of the 2018 Dell Technologies Championship at the TPC Boston in Norton.

With various degrees of success, plenty have tried to impersonate Woods during his career, but the latest effort got the thumbs up from the PGA Tour's official Twitter account and it is easy to see why.

Decked in one of Tiger's trademark red polo shirts, black chinos, sunglasses and a baseball cap, the impersonator did a remarkable job and fans showed their appreciation by having pictures taken with him.

Unfortunately for Tiger's fans that was as good as he got as the 42-year-old finished tied for 24th at seven under par, nine shots behind winner Bryson DeChambeau.

Along with Woods and Phil Mickelson, the latter was confirmed as one of the wildcard picks for the U.S. team to face Europe in the Ryder Cup at the end of the month.

Only the first eight players in the USA Ryder Cup rankings automatically qualify for the tournament but the trio were selected as three of the four wildcard picks available to U.S. captain Jim Furyk.

"We were looking for players that have a body of work, players that are in good form and we're heading to Europe, playing on foreign soil, so wanted players that would handle that situation and thrive on it," Furyk told reporters.

"We're all excited to see [Woods] healthy again and his game playing well. It's a feather in our cap to have him in our side."

The decision marks Woods' return to the Ryder Cup team after a six-year gap, capping a remarkable return to form.

Over the last 12 months, the California native has recovered from back surgery and has rolled back the years, making the prospect of winning a 15th major no longer an impossible proposition as it had appeared to be for the last three years.

"I haven't been part of the team playing-wise for six years," said Woods, who was part of the team as non-playing vice-captain two years ago in Hazeltine. "To have the honour to play again is beyond special."