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Turkish Airlines Open: Tiger Woods’ Incredible Stunt on the Bosphorus Bridge
Tiger Woods took part in an amazing publicity stunt ahead of the Turkish Airlines Open by hitting golf balls from Europe into Asia.
The feat was performed on Istanbul’s iconic Bosphorus Bridge, which spans across the two continents and stretches for one-and-a-half kilometers.
Traffic was closed on one side of the bridge for twenty minutes while Tiger took his shots, causing mayhem at one of the busiest times of the day, including huge tailbacks.
Woods has been asked to partake in many tasks over the years when promoting a tournament, some of which bordering the unusual, but he said this experience was like nothing he ever thought he’d do.
A smiling and bemused Woods said at Wednesday's press conference:"I've hit balls down runways at airports before but never down a bridge.
"And the scary part was, yeah, just flew in from 12 hour journey, hop off a plane and have to hit driver down the narrowest fairway I've ever seen."
And Tiger’s challenge was intensified by strong winds which threatened to cause problems.
He said: "The wind was coming off the left a little bit and all these cars were driving on the right, so if I lose any balls to the right, there's an international incident right there! So that was a little nerve-wracking."
"Trust me, every ball drew. But it was pretty cool. I think somebody was telling me I hit one 550 metres (601 yards) or something like that so not bad," he added.