Extra protection for troubled Tiger Woods

The golfers aren't the only people looking to knock Tiger Woods off his game at the upcoming Quail Hollow Championship.

Officials are beefing up security to make sure that hecklers stay away from one of the world's most famous athletes.

Woods has recently been exposed as a serial philanderer after a succession of disclosures in the media from mistresses revealing all about their affairs with the "sex addict".  

Tournament Executive Director Kym Hougham has stated that in light of the recent drama surrounding Woods, they are taking the necessary steps to make sure he gets through his rounds undisturbed ... which means more hired muscle than usual.

He received similar treatment at the Masters - but hecklers were still able to penetrate the sky.

Woods won Quail Hollow in 2007; this marks his fifth appearance at the tournament. He is apparently looking forward to playing and says on his website:"I'm excited about competing. It's a wonderful venue, and they always have a great field. It's always been one of my favourite courses. I can't wait to go back."

Round one of the tournament begins April 26.