Tuesday, November 5
VIDEO: Fore! Tiger Woods Hits Drive from Europe to Asia
WORLD NO. 1 TIGER WOODS BROUGHT ISTANBUL to a 20-minute standstill on Tuesday as he hit golf balls from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia). Organizers of this week's Turkish Airlines Open received special permission to close three lanes of the Bosphorus Bridge that links Europe with Asia.
"To be the first golfer to do this was very cool," Tiger said at EuropeanTour.com. "I have really enjoyed my visit to Istanbul. To see the Bosphorus for the first time was a very enjoyable and memorable experience."
It was seriously windy. As you can see in the video, Tiger was swinging easy, taking half swings.
While Mr. Woods was earning a portion of his appearance fee, delayed commuters were unhappy.
"[M]any Istanbul locals were far from impressed as the publicity stunt ahead of Woods' £1.5million ($2.4million) appearance at the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final at Antalya this week, caused traffic chaos," reported The Daily Mail.