For Tiger Woods, the Love Is as Big as Ever

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As missed shots piled up for Woods throughout his second round on Friday, a raucous gallery followed his every move. Four men wore T-shirts with an image of Woods’s mug shot from when he was arrested and charged with suspicion of driving under the influence in 2017. Other onlookers shouted for Woods to work his way back into contention.

It wasn’t to be. Woods shot 72 on Thursday and 73 on Friday, and was five over for the two days, missing the cut by a stroke. That will mean less fan interest and fewer watching on television as there are many people who identify as golf fans but are really Tiger fans, like Travis DeMarco, 30, from Westchester County, who was following Woods on Thursday. “The Tiger roar, I was saying before, we heard the roar, and that’s worth the price of admission alone,” he said.

He bet on Woods at 18-1 to win the Masters, but if Woods is not playing, DeMarco is likely to watch only…

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