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Norris on Tiger: It's like playing with a mythical creature

2018-07-23 14:07
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Shaun Norris and Tiger Woods (Getty Images)

Cape Town - South Africa's Shaun Norris has described playing a round alongside Tiger Woods as "playing with a mythical creature".

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Norris was paired with the 14-time Major champion in the third round of the Open Championship at Carnoustie on Saturday.

Norris, 36, shot a 2-under 69 as Woods posted a 5-under 66 to put himself into contention ahead of the final day.

Norris experienced first-hand the 'Tiger-effect' and was mesmerised by the madness that surrounded the three-time Open champion.

"It's absolutely crazy to think so many people could follow one person," said Norris, as quoted by the New York Post.

"There were probably a couple holes where people were standing 15 to 20 deep.

"The best words to describe it all is the way Russell Knox put it, it's like playing with a mythical creature. It doesn't feel real," said the South African.

"The only person who wasn't happy was my mother, because she couldn't get up close outside the ropes to see me play..."

According to Golf Channel journalist Ryan Lavner, Woods signed four gloves for Norris to give to his friends back home after their round together.

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Norris carded a final round of 8-over 79 on Sunday to finish on 6-over par - tied for 61st, while Woods signed for a level par 71 to finish 5-under for the tournament and a tie for sixth.

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