Tiger Woods currently is Istanbul, Turkey to compete in this week’s Turkish Airways Open, and as perhaps part of the substantial sum of money he is being paid to show up — a reported £1.5m, which is, like a lot of money I’m guessing — he is participating in some promotional appearances and whatnot to pump up the event as well as his presence at it.
On Tuesday, Tiger and a camera crew halted traffic on the Bosphorus Bridge, a span that connects Europe with Asia and vice versa, as I assume traffic travels both ways on the bridge.
Chubby Chandler, head of the International Sports Management agency, the outfit that is putting on the tournament, tweeted a couple of photos of Tiger (above and below) setting up for his transcontinental tee shot.
Video of Tiger’s shot, as well as a Turkish man complaining about how the photo shoot halted traffic, follows.
An additional photo tweeted by Chubby Chandler — who has the best name of any sports agent that I am aware of — of Tiger preparing for the promotional shot.
Warming up 20 mins after a 12 hour flight … pic.twitter.com/v3oezOoVjY
— chubby chandler (@chubby6665) November 5, 2013
An even better photo, courtesy of @ESPNUK:
Tiger Woods hits a ball from Europe to Asia across Bosphorus Bridge. As water hazards go it's one of his tougher lies pic.twitter.com/0UfIrOkIOH
— ESPN.co.uk (@ESPNUK) November 5, 2013
Video footage via a Turkish television report:
And perhaps best of all, here’s an irate Turkish man complaining about the entire incident:
Whatever he was saying, yeah, he wasn’t happy about it. At all.