Pics: Cracking shots of Tiger Woods hitting a golf ball from Asia into Europe 8 years ago

Pics: Cracking shots of Tiger Woods hitting a golf ball from Asia into Europe

Given his occasional waywardness off the tee, we’re sure motorists coming in the opposite direction were slightly worried but it made for an iconic photo nonetheless.

As arguably the most well-known character in the history of the sport, Woods was the ideal man to become the first golfer to hit balls from the east side to the west side of Bosphorus Bridge, the iconic bridge in Istanbul that links Europe and Asia.

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Despite only hitting ten balls in total, Woods held up traffic for an hour on the very busy thoroughfare, as he followed in the footsteps of the likes of Venus Williams and David Coulthard, who have performed similarly symbolic stunts on the bridge in relation to their own sports.

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Woods was promoting the Turkish Airlines Open which starts a little later this week and which will mark his first tournament in six weeks. The course Woods will be playing on is located in Antalya, which is in Asia, so as long as he doesn’t go hitting any balls into Europe over the weekend he should be alright.