Tiger Woods almost tripped by security guard at Masters

Annette Crawford
April 14, 2019

Tiger Woods was nearly wiped out by a sliding security guard in a freaky incident at the Masters on Friday.

That he would go on to birdie the hole was but one aspect of a wild second round at the Masters.

In a stirring final round, Woods comes from two back of Molinari to win his fifth Masters and 15th major championship.

Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen are in a five-way tie for the lead.

"I feel like I played my own way back into the tournament", Woods said.

"I feel very good", he said.

"I did all the things I needed to do to post a good number". And now 36 holes into his 22nd Masters appearance, he has given himself another opportunity here, where his 36-hole score matches the fourth best of his Masters career. Fast forward 13 years and Molinari is a three-time PGA Tour victor, a major champion, and will be playing with Woods in the final pairing on Sunday.

But Friday was far from a breeze.

He poured in his birdie putt to jump to 5-under for the tournament. 6 and 7 and 8 to get to 8-under par and with two shots of the lead at 4:05 p.m. "I've had galleries run over me", he said. "So I can live with that". Just got to suck it up and just keep going on. Had he been more clinical with the putter from inside 10 feet, he could easily have been clear of the field at the end of round two. "Man, I am really glad he made birdie".

Tiger Woods (T2, -11): If your view of this tournament is exclusively focused on Tiger, then the lingering thought is that there have been five or six putts that could/should have dropped across the last 54 holes.

Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Justin Harding and Xander Schauffele are all one shot back.

The headlines for Woods aren't limited to his play, though. "I wish I only had to worry about him, but there's a few more I think are going to come out tomorrow and try to shoot a low one". He sent his tee shot on No. 2 way to the right and into the trees, setting off a tough chain of shots that eventually resulted in a double bogey.

This week Woods wasn't just hoping to play the Masters like in 2018; he was playing to win.

Maybe, just maybe, this is his year again. I drove it well, hit some good iron shots, and my speed was good on the greens. "That's the way it goes".

Woods' use of blue language on the course is nothing new.

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