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LIRR runs express train to catch Tiger Woods action

(Associated Press)

By Heather Haddon

This tiger won't bite, but it will move fast.

The Long Island Rail Road will roll out a “Tiger Express” train tomorrow morning for duffers pining to watch champ Tiger Woods compete in the 2009 U.S. Open in Farmingdale.

Prepare to wake early to catch Woods teeing off at 8:06 a.m. The train, which runs only that morning and will skip seven stops, leaves Penn Station at 6:18 a.m., with stops at Woodside at 6:34 a.m. and Jamaica at 6:42 a.m. Free shuttle buses will run between Farmingdale Station and the U.S. Open at Bethpage State Park.

For those who sleep late, the LIRR is running trains along the line every half hour during the championship.Adult round-trip tickets cost $15.50 from Penn Station and Woodside, and $10.50 from Jamaica.

Woods, the defending champ, sailed to victory when he last played at Bethpage in 2002.

For information, call 718-217-LIRR or visit

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