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Tiger Woods hits tee shot from Asia to Europe
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 | 7:56 a.m.
Tiger Woods, in Turkey this week for the Turkish Airlines Open, hit a tee shot on Tuesday from one continent to another... seriously.
The country of Turkey is located mostly on Anatolia in Western Asia and on East Thrace in Southeastern Europe.
As a promotion for the event, Woods hit several shots down Istanbul's famous Bosphorus Bridge, which connects Asia to Europe.
Andrew "Chubby" Chandler -- agent to players such as Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke -- tweeted the occasion:
About to hit into Europe !! pic.twitter.com/uv8hGpTSpG
— chubby chandler (@chubby6665) November 5, 2013
Chandler wrote in previous tweets that Woods, coming directly from the airport after a long flight, was running a bit late for the event. Chandler said, "Tiger late.... Lots panicking ... Bridge can only be closed so long!"
Turns out Woods made it just in time. Here's a video of of the occasion, though the commentary is in Turkish:
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