The Do’s and Don’t’s of watching Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods tees off on the No. 5 hole during a practice round for the Valspar Championship Tuesday on the Copperhead course at the Innisbrook Spa and Resort. [Photo by Scott Purks]
Tiger Woods tees off on the No. 5 hole during a practice round for the Valspar Championship Tuesday on the Copperhead course at the Innisbrook Spa and Resort. [Photo by Scott Purks]
Published March 6
Updated March 7

The Do's and Don'ts of watching Tiger Woods:

Do…

Arrive early. Tiger tees off at 12:46 p.m. on Thursday, so it wouldn't hurt to get to the course a couple hours early. If you want a good spot for his first tee shot, stake your claim well before he tees off.

Don't…

Be the one who yells 'Get in the hole!'' on a Par-5. Or any hole for that matter. And if you yell "Mashed Potatoes!" then here's hoping you catch a Titleist in your ear.

Do…

Have patience. It's going to be crowded, and everyone wants a peek. Understand that everyone wants an autograph, and Tiger only signs so many.

Don't…

Turn your cell phone on. There's nothing worse than hearing your "YMCA" ring tone while a player is putting. That's a good way to get the boot.

Do…

Pick a strategy. If you want to see every shot, then make sure you are either fast or tall. It might not be realistic, but it's worth a shot. Or you could stake out your favorite holes and wait for his group to come through.

Don't…

Start moving to the next hole or down the fairway until everyone in the group has finished hitting. It's hard enough playing with Tiger, and even harder with the extra noise.

Do…

Stay behind the ropes. There are a lot more ropes this year and the volunteers aren't messing around.

Don't…

Ask for a selfie with Tiger. Ain't happening.

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