WATCH: Tiger Woods wades into boisterous Bethpage Black gallery after wild tee shot on 1st hole
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — There was anticipation aplenty surrounding the 1:49 p.m. tee time on Friday at Bethpage Black.
Brooks Koepka was the overnight leader and playing with a ton of confidence following his course-record 63 on Thursday, but of course the main draw was Tiger Woods.
The afternoon Friday tee time was music to the ears of New Yorkers who wanted to get a glimpse of Woods and start their weekends early. And, as you would guess, there were plenty of them.
Woods, Koepka and Francesco Molinari were greeted by a raucous applause, and there was plenty to cheer about… until Woods hit his opening tee shot. Woods hit it way left of the dog-leg right par-4 opener. His ball even crossed the walking path and stopped just feet away from a beer garden.
Of course, by the time Woods arrived, the scene was already a lively party. He and marshals were forced to wade through the spectators and clear Woods’ line, and it took several minutes for him to find his path and make an alley through the gallery. Eventually Woods hacked out, pitched on and saved par.
You can watch the wild scene below, and follow Woods’ second round here.
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