Woods & Clarke embrace
- 19 Sep 06, 01:06 PM
K CLUB - Tiger Woods and Darren Clarke embraced on the K Club practice ground as the pair met for the first time since Clarke's wife Heather died of cancer last month.
Woods, the only player hitting balls, walked from the left edge of the picturesque range to greet the grinning Northern Irishman, who was approaching from the right.
The pair, long-time friends, shook hands and immediately hugged, holding the clinch for a few seconds.
The heart-felt exchange was greeted by rapturous applause from the sizeable crowd.
Woods' New Zealand caddie Steve Williams also went in for a hug but Clarke instead just kept him to a handshake.
Clarke then rejoined European team-mates Lee Westwood, Paul McGinley and Padraig Harrington on the 10th tee to continue their practice round.
Woods lost his father Earl to cancer in May, while US team-mate Chris DiMarco's mother died in July.
View the Ryder Cup practice photos here
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