Tiger 1 shot off lead despite security guard scare

Ruben Hill
April 13, 2019

Along the way, there was a 30-minute weather delay after Woods finally had some momentum with birdies at the ninth and 11th holes, and a great shot to five feet at the par-3 12th - only to have to wait, and then miss. "I was just very patient today, felt very good to be out there doing what I was doing".

Koepka, a victor in two of the past three majors, ran off four straight birdies in the middle of the back nine by overpowering a soft course.

For the first time since the 2012 PGA Championship, Woods, 43, has opened a major with consecutive rounds under par. In fact, a different Woods might have lost his patience and cool, given the opportunities he let pass.

'It's a shame because I feel like I'm still playing pretty good, but when you're walking all the way around here with a bad back it takes the energy out of you, ' Woosnam said. "So I can live with that". I can live with days when I'm hitting putts on my line and they just don't go in, that's the way it goes.

Canada's Corey Conners hits his approach to the fifth green in Friday's second round of the Masters.

Woods was tied with Dustin Johnson, another major champion and world No. 1, along with Xander Schauffele and Masters newcomer Justin Harding of South Africa.

Molinari, the British Open champion who has shown he belongs among the elite in golf, had a 67 and was the first to reach 7-under 137. Koepka's 71 helped him keep a share of the lead at 137, 7 under. They tee off Saturday at 2:05 p.m. ET.

"It must have happened at some point, but this is really stacked", Adam Scott said as he looked at the leaderboard. I know I'm going to go out there and go do what I normally do.

He was a final-round chance to win at the Players Championship the following week and tied for eighth, but missed the cut at the Valspar Championship a week later and failed to advance from the group stage at the WGC-Match Play.

"Look, tomorrow is a very important day because there's no doubt someone in the top 15, or a few of them, are going to play very well", Scott said.

Mickelson began the back nine with shots into the pine trees and the water, only to follow with four birdies over the next five holes, including a tee shot on the par-three 16th that stopped inches from the cup.

Tiger Woods missed all the action.

Day said he had his chiropractor working tirelessly on his back on Thursday night and Friday morning to get him ready to play through the injury. Not the sliding security guard.

See the accidental tackle in the video player above.

He holed out from behind the green at No. 12, picked up birdies on the par 5s and rolled in a bending 20-footer in between on the 14th. He was only seven shots behind, but he had 35 players in front of him.

"I lift too many weights and I'm too big to play golf and then when I lose weight, I'm too small", said Koepka. "I still have to go out there and do it, i.e". Bernhard Langer. He's 61 years old and under par for the tournament.

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