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Tiger tees off in charity skins match

By By BRIAN SANDLER

VERNON, N.Y. (WKTV) - A big buzz was in the air at the Atunyote Golf Club in Vernon on Monday as superstar Tiger Woods hit the course for charity.

Tiger Woods came to Central New York for the first time to play in his friend and former college teammate Notah Begay III's charity skins game, which supports Begay's foundation to promote and fund Native American youth wellness programs.

While the near-sellout crowd of about 3,000 was comprised mostly of average fans, there were some celebrity fan sightings, as well, including Syracuse head basketball coach Jim Boeheim and ESPN anchor Stuart Scott.

In addition to Tiger, the field included three players who also played in the inaugural event last year: Begay III, 2003 Masters champion Mike Weir and Camilo Villegas, currently ranked No. 16 in the world.

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