AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Tiger Woods mingled with fans after his
practice round at Augusta National, actually stopping to sign
autographs on his way to take a few extra swings at the range.
Sporting the makings of a goatee and wearing sunglasses, Woods
rolled a couple of balls to kids sitting along the ropes at the
18th green, then caught the fans off guard when he paused on his
way to the new practice range. He stopped briefly to sign caps and
Masters flags before heading on to the new practice facility.
Woods normally avoids any contact with the fans when he's on the
course, but this is a tournament unlike any other. The world's
greatest golfer is playing for the first time since a Thanksgiving
night crash outside his home cracked open his sordid private life.
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