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Thursday, 23 December, 1999, 15:50 GMT
Lap dancer fined for Tiger kiss

Tiger Woods Tiger Woods: "Smiled" at Robb

A lap dancer who ran onto the golf course during the British Open and kissed Tiger Woods has been fined 100.

Yvonne Robb, 21, was seen by a world-wide audience of about 100 million television viewers as well as spectators at the Carnoustie course, when she performed the stunt on 15 July.

I understand the player smiled and said 'thank you' and she did a celebration dance then left the green
Billy Warden, solicitor
Robb, who works as a lap dancer and appeared at Arbroath Sheriff Court wearing a maroon catsuit and black leather jacket, admitted committing a breach of the peace.

She also admitted that on 30 July she flicked ice-cream at a man named Colin Henderson and threatened to arrange for someone to beat him up because she suspected he had sold her picture to the News of the World newspaper following the incident.

Drink led to dare

Sheriff Norrie Stein imposed a fine of 150 for the second offence which took place in Arbroath.

Defending Robb, Billy Warden told the court that his client, who lives with her mother in Arbroath, had been drinking before running onto the 18th green to embrace Tiger Woods and that the incident had been a dare.

Robb Woods Robb's moment of fame
"The drink getting the better of her, she ran. I understand the player smiled and said 'thank you' and she did a celebration dance then left the green," he said.

"She wishes to start college in the New Year which will hopefully give her a fresh start in life."

During the hearing, Robb also pleaded guilty to two incidents dating from 31 July when she struck kebab shop owner Erdogam Ceyham in the neck with a plastic fork after he refused to serve her because the premises was closing for the evening.

She further admitted kicking the glass door of the shop until it smashed.

Robb was fined a total of 350 for the kebab shop incidents and ordered to pay 150.22 in compensation.

Speaking after the hearing, Robb said she had no regrets about embracing Woods and she was grateful for the moment of fame it had given her.

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