06 Nov '13, 1pm

Woods hits ball from Asia to Europe

Woods hits ball from Asia to Europe

Tiger Woods has hit some long drives in his career. But as prodigious pokes go, the ones he hit Tuesday morning in Istanbul were pretty special. Woods is in Turkey to play in the Turkish Airlines Open by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism later this week. The city of Istanbul spans two continents and event promoters had an interesting idea to conjure up interest in the event. So after traffic was shut down for about 20 minutes on one side of the Bosphorus Bridge -- a gravity-anchored suspension bridge that spans just under a mile and connects Asia with Europe -- Woods went out and hit a few cross-continental shots. “I tell you what, I've never done that one before,” Woods said on the European Tour's website. “I've hit balls down airports before on runways but never down a bridge. The scary part was just getting off a plane having flown for 12 hours and having to hit drive...

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