Saturday, May 2, 2009

Things to do before Quail Hollow wraps up

If you haven’t made your way out to Quail Hollow yet, but still have a trip planned for this weekend, there are a few things you need to make sure you do:

1) As much of a hassle as it is to be part of the stampede of Tiger followers, it is well worth the trouble for the chance to see the man who will go down as the greatest to ever play the game. Following a man as he absolutely dominates a sport that many of us end up slamming our clubs down in frustration when we play is a pleasure. If Woods has another good day on Saturday, he’ll be teeing off Sunday sometime around 12:30 p.m.

2) Enjoy the beauty of the course. Take a few minutes and sit around the green at 17, walk along the 7th fairway and hang out around the 18th green to see the golfers as they finish their day.

3) Join the throng at the autograph area. The biggest players will gather near the putting area(also a good place to check out because of the mass of golfers) to do interviews with the press after their round. It is there that they often give autographs.

4) Eat a crepe

5) Hang out at the driving range. You’ll get a look at a number of the golfers if you head out early. The driving range is located back behind the putting area.

6) Get there early and follow the tailing group. Though those teeing off at 8 a.m. may already be out of contention, following them around a few holes will allow you to get much closer to the golfers than you will get if you follow only Tiger and Phil. It’s relaxing and interesting to just slowly move through the course without 1,000 people running into you.

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