'What was he thinking?': Tiger Woods in insane moment with security guard

Elena Summers
April 14, 2019

Tiger Woods claimed previous year that even getting onto the course at Augusta National was a "miracle" considering his back troubles.

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Tiger Woods of the USA walks off the 17th green during third round play.

Tony Finau threw his hat into the Green Jacket ring on Saturday, stealing the early third round lead at the Masters with a record-equalling outward nine to jump to the top of a leaderboard packed with major winners. All these questions will be answered in the coming days.

Cantlay's previous best round at Augusta National was a 71.

But it almost all came undone on the 14th after he found himself deep in the pine trees following a wild drive off the tee.

Tony Finau of the US looks up the 4th hole before hitting during third round play.

The top of the Masters leaderboard is a crowded place after two rounds, with Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen in a five-way tie for the lead.

Woods initially skipped away as the golfing world collectively held its breath, but showed no ill effects during the remainder of his round and was just an inch from a share of the lead when he left a 15-foot putt short on the final green.

Finau hit his second shot on the par-5 No. 8 to within eight inches of the cup for an easy eagle putt.

The delay lasted only 29 minutes. But he made it up for them with a couple of long birdie putts, and he had no complaints with his position.

"I feel like I played my own way back into the tournament", said Woods, who is seeking his first major victory since 2008. "I was just very patient today, felt very good to be out there doing what I was doing".

"The last two major championships I've been right there", Woods said.

A birdie on the 10th was immediately cancelled out on the next and another bogey looked on the cards after his drive on the 13th clipped a tree - but after pitching out on to the fairway McIlroy hit his approach to 13 feet and holed for birdie.

Mickelson stumbled to a 73 but still was only three shots behind.

As for Rory McIlroy, the career Grand Slam might need to wait another year.

But back at the 14th hole, Molinari made an 8-foot putt for his third straight birdie, pushing his score to 12 under, and Woods into a tie for second with players still on the course.

The Queenslander, who received medical treatment on course beside the second hole on Thursday, came out firing on Friday with a round of 5-under par, rocketing him to seven under.

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