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Tiger enjoys exhibition round in India
Tiger Woods had a blast on Tuesday when he played an exhibition round in India, carding nine birdies at Delhi Golf Club.
It has been reported that Woods earned about $2 million for the high-profile round, and he played alongside Hero Motors boss Pawan Munjal and his guests at the security-heavy course.
The World No.1 astounded those in attendance by shooting ten birdies and a single bogey on the 11th to reach nine-under par 63 in front of a whopping 5000 eager spectators.
After the game, Woods said: "It's hard to describe how much fun we had today.”
He added: "I do have to say that that was the narrowest golf course I have ever played on. I'm a pro for a living and I was a little nervous at some of those tee shots. I would love to come back. Arjun Atwal said you need to come to India, you will have a blast and he was right."
The final three holes Woods was up against professional golfers Aniban Lahiri and Shiv Kapur. The presence of Tiger Woods drew many chants from the watching crowd, notably ‘Go Tiger’ and ‘We love you Tiger.’
"This was the largest crowd I have seen at the Delhi Golf Club," said NP Singh, a Delhi Golf Club member.
"I was told that this may have been the largest at any golf event in India. There were people lined up on the greens and there were those who were hanging onto the monuments around the course."
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Tiger Woods was beaten by Indian pair Aniban Lahiri and Shiv Kapur two holes to one at the end of the game, although the crowd didn’t seem too bothered by the result.