The Tiger Woods hysteria reached new heights Wednesday

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Amid the breathtaking reports from Valhalla on Wednesday it was often tough to tell but yes, yes I believe Tiger Woods did show up for the 2014 PGA Championship.

"Like the Ryder Cup" tweeted some folks about Woods practice round crowd. "Like Sunday at a major" said others.

The whole thing was borderline insane as Woods -- who will likely struggle to make the cut -- went through his pre-tournament routine, same as every other golfer in the field.

Tiger Woods arrives for business on Wednesday. (Getty Images)
Tiger Woods arrives for business on Wednesday. (Getty Images)

At least some folks had some fun with it. Rickie Fowler and Ryan Palmer being two of those folks. Both photobombed Woods throughout the day.

Rickie Fowler has some fun with Tiger Woods. (Getty Images)
Rickie Fowler has some fun with Tiger Woods. (Getty Images)

Ryan Palmer photobombs Tiger. (Getty Images)
Ryan Palmer photobombs Tiger. (Getty Images)

And of course we couldn't get out of here without Ian Poulter giving his (okay, I have to admit, hilarious) take.

So what do we make of all of this? Well it's absolute lunacy, first of all. Woods round was live-tweeted and followed more intently than the actual rounds of 95 percent of the golfers in the field will be.

Stuff like this was being uttered left and right.

That's insanity, folks. Pure and simple.

And I get it. I get that a lot of the jobs folks in the golf media have wouldn't be there if it wasn't for Tiger and that golf might be tennis without him. I sort of even get the hype when he's playing a big event.

But during a practice round? Get out of here with that. I'm with Poulter.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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