AUGUSTA, GA. – Short putts, par-5, untimely delays and security guard. All of these factors helped derail Tiger Woods on Friday in the second round of the Masters.
And yet, one way or another, he's one-shot away from the weekend leader at the Augusta National Golf Club.
Woods added a 4 under par 68 in turn to open 70, and it was more hectic than a number on a scorecard.
The four-time Masters champion has managed a single bird to the normal, less than 30 feet, missing good opportunities in the third, 12th and 13th holes. after playing a shot on the 14th – and fell on the golfer's right knee.
"No, everything is fine, accidents happen," said Woods about the incident. "Galleries have invaded – it's just, you know, when you play in front of a lot of people, it's happening."
This wood makes the birdie putt that results from 15 feet added to the absurdity.
Along the way, there was a 30-minute weather delay after Woods finally took flight with birdies at the ninth and eleventh holes, and a superb five-foot shot to the normal 3 by 3 – only to wait, then miss.
Woods, 43, was still in the standings despite his equal play.
He is followed by co-leaders Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott, all big winners.