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Larry Fitzgerald stops interviews to watch Tiger eagle at the Tour Championship

By Wayne Staats
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Larry Fitzgerald had to stop what he was doing. He needed to watch Tiger.

As microphones surrounded him during interviews on Thursday, the longtime NFL star made everyone stop what they were doing so he could watch Tiger go for eagle on No. 18 at the Tour Championship.

"Hold on," Fitzgerald said. "Just hold on real quick."

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Fitzgerald then excitedly watched Tiger make eagle on his way to tying for the lead after the first round.

"We always pull for Tiger. We always pull for Tiger, man," Fitzgerald said. "He's doing his thing. It's great to see him back in form."

"I love golf regardless who's playing," Fitzgerald said. "When he's doing well, it's exciting for everybody."

Here's the eagle Fitzgerald cheered for:

After the Tour Championship, Tiger heads to Paris for the Ryder Cup. It's the first time Tiger is playing in the Ryder Cup since 2012.
 
 
The United States hasn't won the Ryder Cup in Europe since 1993.
 
 
Fitzgerald ranks third all-time in receiving yards in NFL history with 15,649. The 35-year-old star also has 1,244 receptions and 110 touchdowns in his career. While in college playing at Pitt, Fitzgerald had 2,677 yards in only two seasons, coming in second in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2003.
 
 
Fitzgerald also has talent for golf. With Kevin Streelman, he won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this year, finishing 41-under par.
 
He also played with Phil Mickelson at the Miltary Tribute at The Greenbrier Pro-Am this year. Mickelson gave Fitzgerald a chipping lesson.