Tiger Woods hit golf balls from Europe into Asia on Tuesday when half of the six-lane Bosphorus Bridge was closed for the world's No. 1 golfer.
In a publicity stunt for the European Tour's Turkish Open, Woods stood on a makeshift tee and launched drives along the world's fourth-longest suspension bridge, which spans 5,118 feet above the Bosphorus River.
"To be the first golfer to do this was very cool," Woods said.
The Turkish Open, which starts Thursday, also features Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Padraig Harrington.
In a new spirit of cooperation, PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem and PGA of America president Ted Bishop announced the purse increases Wednesday. That marks a 25 percent increase for the PGA Championship. The Players Championship for years had the largest purse -- $9.5 million in 2013.
The 2014 Players Championship is May 8-11 at TPC Sawgrass (Fla.), while the PGA Championship is Aug. 7-10 at Valhalla (Ky.)
"There's probably never been a better time of collaboration and cooperation between our two organizations since the PGA Tour and PGA of America split back in 1968," Bishop said.