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Golf fans surround Tiger Woods after he arrives at Valhalla

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's an exciting week for golf fans, especially those living near Louisville, as they get a glimpse of their favorite players who are taking part in the PGA Championship.

"It's awesome that Louisville's got a tournament of this magnitude and got all the celebrities and stars out here playing. So, it's a good time," said Bob Eberle of Louisville.

"You've got the best players in the world here and that's why we're here," said Dave Fiechter of Louisville.

Fans, like Braxton and Andrew Caldwell of Bell County, have their favorites that they were hoping to see.

"I like Stuart Smith and Rory McIlroy," said Braxton Caldwell.

However, for many people, the favorite on Wednesday seemed to be Tiger Woods.

Days after injuring himself, he showed up at Valhalla and was followed by a crowd of fans, trying to capture his every move on camera as he walked the course.

"I think you see the mass of humanity following Tiger. It's amazing. He's got the pull. He's got the pull wherever he goes," said Bob Eberle.

"I've just sent girlfriends pictures and I'm waiting for responses now," said Tracie Murphy of Louisville.

However, Andrew Caldwell may have the best story to tell his friends.

The 13-year-old says he was knocked down by the famous golfer as he was making his rounds.

"It was an accident though. I was just walking trying to get his autograph and he just come out of nowhere and knocked me over. He just said he was sorry," said Andrew Caldwell.

Despite all the fanfare surrounding Tiger Woods, and how he'll play following an injury, there's still the excitement for the tournament in general and all the players taking part.

"We've enjoyed a lot of these guys watching them play. They've done very well and Tiger unfortunately didn't tee off on this hole, but you just enjoy seeing him," said Dave Fiechter of Louisville.

"This is a great venue and Louisville embraces it. It's a good tournament," said Duke Greene.

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