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Last Updated: Monday, 24 April 2006, 10:30 GMT 11:30 UK
Tiger's stock continues to rise
Tiger Woods
Woods was best man for Kiwi caddie Steve Williams on Friday
Tiger Woods emerged unscathed after a weekend of stock-car racing and bungee jumping while in New Zealand as best man at caddie Steve Williams' wedding.

The world number one drove in three races, acting as a "blocker" in one and winning the second from the back of the grid despite hitting a wall.

Woods also twice plunged 134m from a cable car in New Zealand's highest bungee jump in Queenstown.

Kiwi Williams, a motorsport champion in New Zealand, was married on Friday.

The 30-year-old Woods, winner of 10 golf majors, was driving a stock car for the first time but showed no fear in some of his blocking duels in the first race.

With team-mates as blockers in the second race, Woods charged from the back to win but he had to settle for second overall after former All Black captain Tana Umaga's team won the deciding third race.
Tiger Woods
Woods, the world's best golfer, was driving a stock car for the first time

The 12-lap stock car races in Huntly, south of Auckland, were part of a celebrity event for Williams' charity for disadvantaged youth.

The Nevis Highwire cable car is held by 380m of tension wires spanning the Nevis Valley, but the canyon's walls narrow to only 30m at river level.

Jumpers free-fall for about 8.5 seconds and the leap is regarded as one of the world's most daunting challenges for adventure tourists.

Woods is taking a break from golf as his father Earl continues his battle with cancer but he is likely to return shortly before the US Open at Winged Foot, New York, on 15 June.


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