They were lined up 10 deep all around the tee, hundreds more people were standing on the slope in front of the clubhouse. They were cheering, applauding, yelling "Go Tiger!" He drilled it down the middle, past the right bunker.
Tiger Woods is back in the game.
The fans love it. It was like old times. Many people lined the first fairway as he walked past, cheering and shouting for him. He might have been nervous over that first tee shot, but you couldn't tell. He waved as he was cheered when he was introduced: "Fore please, on the tee Tiger Woods."
It was quite a transformation on the lavish new practice area. When he came onto the putting green at 12:29, there was light applause. But as he walked off, toward the first tee on the other side of the clubhouse, at 1:25, there were loud shouts of "Let's Go Tiger!" and cheering.