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Golf: World No. 1 Tiger Woods in Singapore as part of Marina Bay Sands' CSR initiative

US golfer Tiger Woods guides a boy as he putts on a hole during an event to meet with young athletes in Singapore on Nov 1, 2013. Woods on Friday interacted with student athletes from the Singapore Sport School, Golf Academy and the Dyslexia Associat
US golfer Tiger Woods guides a boy as he putts on a hole during an event to meet with young athletes in Singapore on Nov 1, 2013. Woods on Friday interacted with student athletes from the Singapore Sport School, Golf Academy and the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
US golfer Tiger Woods shakes hands with a boy after a tee-off at a golf simulator during an event to meet with young athletes in Singapore on Nov 1, 2013. Woods on Friday met with student athletes from the Singapore Sport School, Golf Academy and the
US golfer Tiger Woods shakes hands with a boy after a tee-off at a golf simulator during an event to meet with young athletes in Singapore on Nov 1, 2013. Woods on Friday met with student athletes from the Singapore Sport School, Golf Academy and the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
US golfer Tiger Woods guides a boy as he putts on a hole during an event to meet with young athletes in Singapore on Nov 1, 2013. Woods on Friday interacted with student athletes from the Singapore Sport School, Golf Academy and the Dyslexia Associat
US golfer Tiger Woods guides a boy as he putts on a hole during an event to meet with young athletes in Singapore on Nov 1, 2013. Woods on Friday interacted with student athletes from the Singapore Sport School, Golf Academy and the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
US golfer Tiger Woods guides a boy as he putts on a hole during an event to meet with young athletes in Singapore on Nov 1, 2013. Woods on Friday interacted with student athletes from the Singapore Sport School, Golf Academy and the Dyslexia Associat
US golfer Tiger Woods guides a boy as he putts on a hole during an event to meet with young athletes in Singapore on Nov 1, 2013. Woods on Friday interacted with student athletes from the Singapore Sport School, Golf Academy and the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

A group of 30 young people from the Singapore Sports School (SSP) and Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) got the chance to spend a morning with Tiger Woods Friday at Marina Bay Sands.

The representatives from the SSP's golf academy and DAS watched the world No. 1 up close, and even got their chance to try their hand at a golf simulator and a custom-made putting green under the watchful eye of the American.

Woods is in Singapore for the third time as part of MBS' corporate social responsibility initiative, Sands for Singapore. He will also be at a closed-door reception on Friday night for MBS invited guests. He was in Singapore in November 2011 and last year, also on MBS' invitation.

The 37-year-old, known to be fiercely private, did not give any media interviews but took the trouble to shake the hands of each of the students at the event, encouraging their putts and drives with words like "nice touch" and "good stuff". Seri Nur Ayu, 12, said: "He told me I did well and shook my hand. His hand is full of muscles!"