British Open 2012: Tiger Tees Off, Idol of Playing Partner Olesen

The third round of the 2012 British Open has begun for Tiger Woods, and no one is more excited than his playing partner Thorbjorn Olesen.

Hailing from the golf mecca otherwise known as Denmark (cough), Olesen grew up idolizing Tiger Woods and couldn't be more happy having the chance to play with his idol.

"I know it's a major and everything, but I just hope Tiger says hello to me," Olesen told reporters before his round.

Olesen begins his third round at 5-under par for the tournament and five shots behind leader Brandt Snedeker. Woods is a shot better than Olesen at 6-under and four back from leaders. Tiger's opening hole took a quick turn for the worse, however, as his five-foot par putt slipped by and turned into his first bogey of the day.

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