How difficult was it to catch a glimpse of Woods on Friday? Emma Stenson wife of Henrik had taken daughter Lisa out of school so she could watch her father. She resorted to slipping inside the ropes for a better view but it wasn’t long before the Tour’s security staff shooed her back among the great unwashed. “I’m very disappointed” she said.
They welcomed him back with cheers of encouragement and some wore shirts with a silhouette of Woods’s patented upper-cut fist pump above the words “Make Sundays Great Again.” There were even a few dressed in tiger onesies.
For many years the tournament monitored ticket trafficking solely through numbers printed on the tickets. Savvy resellers would simply obscure the number before posting the tickets online ensuring officials couldn’t trace them. The strips mean sellers now must redact both the numbers and the color codes to protect their identities.