Masters 2019: Tiger Woods nearly taken out by sliding safety guard at Augusta | Golf


Tiger Woods was nearly worn out by a sliding safety guard in a weird incident on the Masters on Friday.

As rain fell at Augusta Nationwide on the closing levels of day two, Woods performed his second shot on the 14th from the pine straw to the left of the golf green.

But a dramatic incident adopted when a safety guard raced ahead to try to preserve spectators again and slid over, practically taking Woods out within the course of.

Woods leapt into the air to keep away from damage and although the safety guard appeared to clip his proper foot, he appeared to return away unscathed, regardless of briefly grimacing as he made his method again to the golf green.

@TigerWoods made birdie from HERE.pic.twitter.com/CLf4G46uHm

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 12, 2019

Impressively, Woods’ subsequent act was to transform a birdie putt that lifted him to five beneath with 4 holes to play, two behind leaders Francesco Molinari, Adam Scott, Jason Day and Adam Scott.

@TigerWoods’ wild birdie on 14 …

• Drive: Hooked left
• Method shot from the timber: Finds the inexperienced
• Practically taken out by a safety guard
• Walks away with a birdie

Tiger heads to 15 two photographs again.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/3aURclg8A5

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 12, 2019

Tiger’s 14th gap… pic.twitter.com/Yxndfbhz63

— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) April 12, 2019

“Effectively, he made birdie, so I suppose all of it labored out,” the safety guard instructed golf.com shortly after the incident. “Man, I’m actually glad he made birdie.”

The safety guard, a police officer, grew to become well-known – or notorious – instantly. He additionally requested his title not be utilized by reporter Dylan Dethier.

“Now I’m everywhere in the web,” the officer instructed Dethier. “My boss instructed me – I don’t have my telephone however he does. It’s on Bleacher Report. It’s going to be all over the place. I suppose it already is, like, all over the place.”

Speeding to carry again the gallery was a pure extra for any safety official. The weather merely acquired in the way in which.

“Everybody was simply coming in so quick, and we attempt to get in the correct spot,” the safety guard mentioned. “It’s so slippery. I used to be high quality till I slipped … and nearly acquired Tiger Woods.”

Luckily for all concerned, there have been no lingering results from the incident. Woods’ birdie, his fifth of the spherical, contributed to a 68, leaving him one shot off the lead after two rounds.

As for Woods himself, he instructed ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi after his spherical, “It’s what it’s – accidents occur and we transfer on. I’m good, dude.”

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