Tiger Woods cops accidental slide tackle after miracle shot at US Masters

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That's when a security guard, trying to shield him from the giddy fans lined up in the pine straw watching, slid in the wet grass and almost knocked Woods to the ground.

It was like old times as the 43-year-old turned up the buzz with each shot, the roars echoing across Augusta National when Woods rolled in a long birdie putt at 15 and continued until he walked off the 18th where his birdie putt clung to the lip leaving him a tap-in par.

United States left-hander Phil Mickelson, who at 48 would become the oldest major champion in golf history with a win, shot 73 in his 100th career Masters round to stand three off the lead.

Corey Conners (71) of Listowel, Ont., was in a group tied for 16th at 3-under par, four shots back of the leaders.

"I can't complain because she's birthed three children and I haven't, so she's a lot stronger as a person than me; I just hit a little white golf ball around a course".

"It's a bunched leader board ... if someone decides to break away on the weekend I'm in a good spot to run with them".

Koepka, the U.S. Open and PGA champion, began with a birdie to quickly take the lead, only to hit out of the pine straw, off a tree and into the creek to make double bogey on the par-5 second hole.

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They trail third-placed Chelsea by two points, with a game in hand, and lead fellow London rivals Arsenal by one point. I'm more optimistic about him being available for Manchester City in the second leg", he said.

"I'm fine. It's all good", Woods said.

"I didn't learn much about the course because we were going sideways most of the time", Molinari joked in reference to Edoardo shooting rounds of 80 and 77 to comfortably miss the cut.

Woods would go on to birdie the hole, so the effect of the slide wasn't immediate. "Accidents happen, and we move on". It added up to a 68 for the Australian who won the Masters six years ago, and has gone three years since his last victory. Tiger Woods celebrates after making a putt for birdie on the 15th green during the second round of the Masters.

He poured in his birdie putt to jump to 5-under for the tournament.

Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau started Friday with a one-shot lead.

He knocked in the eagle putt to move to eight-under par.

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.