Masters 2019: Tiger Woods almost taken out by sliding security guard at Augusta

first_imgTiger Woods was almost wiped out by a sliding security guard in a bizarre incident at the Masters on Friday.As rain fell at Augusta National on the closing stages of day two, Woods played his second shot at the 14th from the pine straw to the left of the fairway. Impressively, Woods’ next act was to convert a birdie putt that lifted him to 5 under with four holes to play, two behind leaders Francesco Molinari, Adam Scott, Jason Day and Adam [email protected]’ wild birdie on 14 …• Drive: Hooked left• Approach shot from the trees: Finds the green• Nearly taken out by a security guard• Walks away with a birdieTiger heads to 15 two shots back.#LiveUnderPar— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 12, 2019“Well, he made birdie, so I guess it all worked out,” the security guard told shortly after the incident. “Man, I am really glad he made birdie.”The security guard, a law enforcement official, became famous – or infamous – immediately. He also requested his name not be used by reporter Dylan Dethier.“Now I’m all over the internet,” the officer told Dethier. “My boss told me – I don’t have my phone but he does. It’s on Bleacher Report. It’s going to be everywhere. I guess it already is, like, everywhere.”Rushing to hold back the gallery was a natural more for any security official. The elements simply got in the way. “Everyone was just coming in so fast, and we try to get in the right spot,” the security guard said. “It’s so slippery. I was fine until I slipped … and almost got Tiger Woods.”Fortunately for all involved, there were no lingering effects from the incident. Woods’ birdie, his fifth of the round, contributed to a 68, leaving him one shot off the lead after two rounds.As for Woods himself, he told ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi after his round, “It is what it is – accidents happen and we move on. I’m good, dude.”🐅@TigerWoods on any injury concerns after nearly being taken out by a security guard on No. 14 …— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 13, 2019 Masters 2019: Tiger Woods makes turn at 3 under, well in front of projected cut line Yet a dramatic incident followed when a security guard raced forward to try and keep spectators back and slid over, nearly taking Woods out in the process.🔴 Taken out from behindTiger Woods is almost cleaned out by a steward after hitting a remarkable approach shot on 14.📺 Watch #TheMasters now live on Sky Sports Golf.— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) April 12, 2019Woods leapt into the air to avoid injury and though the security guard seemed to clip his right foot, he appeared to come away unscathed, despite briefly grimacing as he made his way back to the fairway. Related Newslast_img