“I threw the hot dog toward Tiger Woods because I was inspired by the movie ‘Drive,’” Kelly told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. “As soon as the movie ended, I thought to myself, ‘I have to do something courageous and epic. I have to throw a hot dog on the green in front of Tiger.’”
Kelly declined to elaborate further.
As a person who has seen the film, I can report that at no point does Gosling’s character, known only as Driver, throw a hot dog. The ballpark staple does not even appear in the film, to the best of my recollection. But Driver does become a hero. And maybe that’s all that Kelly wanted to do, too. Maybe next time he can find a better outlet for his newfound courage.