Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will meet for the eagerly anticipated inaugural Turkish Airlines World Golf Final 2012 Wednesday afternoonin Antalya. But the event turned into a travesty already as the Turkish Golf Federation boss Ahmet Agaoglu headbutted a journalist following Tiger Woods !
Antalya, Turkish Airlines World Golf Final – Turkey / NationalTurk – Turkish Airlines World Golf Final 2012 already saw a travesty as Turkish Golf Federation president Ahmet Agaoglu headbutted a journalist and a cameraman who were following Tiger Woods. The prominen tgolf legend arrived in beautiful southern Turkish town of Antalya to meet with current world no. 1 Rory McIlroy and greeted with high interest from Turkish media.
Tiger Woods in Turkey, followed by journalist who were headbutted by Turkish Golf Boss
Cihat Ünal, a reporter for Turkish daily Zaman and Cihan news agency presses charges against Ahmet Agaoglu, who allegedly headbutted and broke his glasses. The reason for the mayhem is unknown as of yet. But Antalya Journalist community issued a message cındemning Agaoglu and stating that the Turkish Golf Federation president had been extremely rude towards journalist since the start of Antalya Golf Tournament’s presentation.
Golf is a new sport in Turkey but a fast devoloping one, but the federation’s aim is to sell it to foreigners and not to raise the interest level from Turks toward a sports which is regarded as snob and only for the rich.
The Turkish Airlines World Golf Final, which brings together eight of the world’s best golfers, is the highest-profile golf event held in Turkey. The tournament has total prize money of $5.2 million.