Turkish Airlines Open: Tiger Woods performs incredible stunt on the Bosphorus Bridge
Tiger Woods hit balls from Europe into Asia during an amazing publicity stunt ahead of the Turkish Airlines Open.
Last Updated: 06/11/13 1:31pm
Woods performed the feat on Istanbul's iconic Bosphorus Bridge which spans the two continents and stretches for one-and-a-half kilometres.
Traffic was closed on one side of the bridge for 20 minutes while Woods struck his shots, causing chaos at one one of the busiest times of the day and huge tailbacks.
Woods has been asked to act out many unusual tasks to promote tournaments but said he'd never experienced anything like this.
"I've hit balls down runways at airports before but never down a bridge," said a smiling Woods at Wednesday's press conference.
"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."
Strong crosswinds also added to Tiger's challenge.
"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," said Woods.
"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."
Woods heads a 78-man field for this week's Turkish Airlines Open at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal.
The 14-time major winner is the 4/1 favourite with Sky Bet to win the first ever European Tour event to be held in Turkey.