Bizarre Course Hazard Befalls Tiger Woods at Masters

A security guard slips, then slides into the golfer's ankle on the course at Masters
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2019 6:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – Tiger Woods is very much in the hunt at the Masters, just one stroke behind the leaders after two rounds. And that's despite a strange occurrence on the 14th hole that appeared to injure him, at least briefly. After Woods launched his second shot, a security guard trying to keep the crowd from getting too close slipped on the wet grass and clipped Woods' ankle, reports CBS News. Watch it here. Woods came out of it grimacing and hobbling, though he appeared to walk it off.

In fact, Woods sank his next shot, a long birdie putt, and brushed off the incident after the round. “It’s all good. Accidents happen," he said. "I’ve had galleries run over me. When you play in front of a lot of people, things happen.” As for the unidentified Georgia Bureau of Investigations agent who slipped, consider him relieved. “Well, he made birdie, so I guess it all worked out,” he told Golf.com. “Man, I am really glad he made birdie.” (A few strokes off the lead is a young golfer some think might change the game.)

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