Tiger Woods' Quail Hollow Goatee: Handsome Or Hideous? (PICTURES)

Tiger Woods is playing his first public tournament since his dramatic sex scandal unfolded over several months starting last November. The competition begins Thursday, but Woods got in a practice round today. The AP reports that Tiger "received warm applause when he was introduced on the first tee," and the golfer also fit a 16-minute press conference into the day.

Woods had a small surprise for viewers when he appeared before cameras sporting a goatee. Of course, he also flashed some facial hair during his Masters practice round, but it disappeared by the time the tournament began.

Scroll down to see pictures. What do you think of the look?