Tiger Woods hits tee shot from Asia to Europe

Tiger Woods at the Turkish Airlines Open
"To be the first golfer to do this was very cool," said Tiger Woods after driving golf balls down the Bosphorus Bridge ahead of this week's Turkish Airlines Open.
By T.J. Auclair
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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:



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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T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.