Woods plays golf with Yao Ming in Shanghai visit

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SHANGHAI, April 25 (Xinhua) — American golfer Tiger Woods, 14-time major champion, met former NBA Rockets center Yao Ming on his commercial visit in Shanghai Friday and the two stars exchanged skills on their respective specialized sport.

This is the ninth time for the golf icon coming to China since 2001, playing tournaments and attending commercial activities as well. Woods accumulatively earned at least 33 million US dollars from China in those China visits.

Woods demonstrated how to tee off to Yao Ming and the crowd of golf fans before he gave hand-to-hand instructions to Yao, who is also a golf lover. Woods then attempted basketball shootings under Yao’s direction.

In his 2006 visit to Shanghai for HSBC Champions, Woods showed skill on table tennis. In 2009 edition of HSBC Champions, Woods played Chinese chess with Phil Mickelson on the bank of Huangpu River in Shanghai. Coming in 2010, Woods posed like a sword master.

The former world No. 1, who came back from a two-month layoff to finish equal 17th at the Masters in Augusta this month.

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