Published: Nov 09, 2011 7:53 AM EST
Updated: Nov 09, 2011 7:30 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) - No more than 250 people followed Tiger Woods on Wednesday at the Australian Open, a sign that while he still is the main attraction Down Under, it's not what it used to be.

When he first put Australia back on his golf schedule two years ago, some 15,000 fans complained during the pro-am round that news helicopters hovering over the course kept them from hearing. The only noise over The Lakes on Wednesday came from endless flights taking off from the airport.

This is the two-year anniversary of the last time Woods won any tournament, at the Australian Masters in 2009, when he was seemingly untouchable as No. 1 in the world. The sex scandal that shredded his personal life was exposed about two weeks after he got home.