The adoration is not stilted by geography.
When players on the U.S. team were being announced during Thursday’s Ryder Cup opening ceremony in France, there was some sporty applause (and a cheeky smattering of boos toward Patrick Reed).
But when Woods got up, the reception could’ve made one wonder if this was indeed a road Ryder Cup for the U.S. after all.
Watch for yourself:
Of course, don’t expect this type of reception when Woods actually gets into action Friday.
But it’s a nice reminder that Woods remains the needle in golf.