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Nov
7
2013
Tiger hitting ball from west to east

Tiger hitting ball from west to east

Tiger Woods is competing in the inaugural Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour this week. He’s been paid a lot of money to show up and play some golf, so he had some sponsor responsibilities, like a photo shoot on the Bosphorous bridge, where he hit balls from Europe into Asia. 

Believe it or not, he was quite nervous for the publicity stunt, which is understandable given the narrow fairway and the conditions. It was also his first time hitting balls on a bridge — he’s done the whole airport runway thing before, though. He had just flown 12 hours, hopped off his plane and then had to “hit driver down the narrowest fairway” he’s ever seen. 

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May
28
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods
Tiger in Turkey

Tiger in Turkey

Tiger Woods is returning to Turkey this fall, but it won’t be a high-stakes match play event like it was last year when he played in the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final. This time it will be a 78-man field called the Turkish Airlines Open and part of the European Tour Finals Series (their version of the FedExCup).

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