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Woods proves a hit in Turkey

Published 1658 GMT (0058 HKT) November 8, 2013
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Tiger Woods produced some stunning approach play during his second round 63 in Turkey. Warren Little/Getty Images
Ahead of the Turkish Open, Woods took time out to do something which had never been done before. The world No. 1 was to strike a drive across the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, thus becoming the first golfer to hit a golf ball from Europe to Asia. Istanbul is renowned as a transcontinental city. David Cannon/Getty Images
Police agreed to stop traffic on one side of the bridge for 30 minutes, with many catching a glimpse of 14-time major winner Woods as they drove across the Bosphorus. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
Wherever the world's most famous golfer goes, a troop of cameramen and journalists are bound to follow. If Woods was feeling under pressure ahead of his historic drive, he wasn't showing it. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images
A practice swing for Woods ahead of the main event. "To be the first golfer to do this was very cool," said Woods ahead of the inaugural European Tour event in Turkey. Warren Little/Getty Images
After a successful tee shot Woods departed via helicopter ahead of the main event at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course in Belek, Antalya. Warren Little/Getty Images