Published: Sat, April 13, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

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

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

After an ordinary outward nine featuring three birdies offset by a pair of bogeys, Woods embarked on one of his trademark charges, carding three birdies after the turn to shoot up the leaderboard. He was particularly happy to finish, especially after storms moved into the area and stopped play right after his tee shot into 5 feet on the unsafe par-3 12th.

"I don't know if it's my attitude", Koepka said, when asked about turning into something of a specialist in the majors. The last green jacket he won in 2005 began with a 74.

Golfer Bryson DeChambeau is off to a strong start at this week's Masters, which probably isn't a surprise to those following the 25-year-old's fast ascent up the world rankings.

"I missed a few putts out there, but I'm not too bummed out about it because I hit them on my lines, " he said.

Brooks Koepka hits out of the trees on the 17th hole on his way to a share of the lead after two rounds of the Masters at Augusta National.

He's had back and knee surgeries, he's lost entire years to injury, and it's not out of the realm of imagination that the guard could have undone all the work that Woods put in to get back to this level.

Dustin Johnson (70) and Justin Harding (69) were a shot behind at 6-under, alongside four-time Masters victor Woods, who is sitting ominously just behind the leaders as he hunts a first major since the 2008 US Open.

More impressive than the four straight birdies by DeChambeau was how he made them. "I was just very patient today, felt very good to be out there doing what I was doing".

"Three [majors] in a row, I've been right in the mix", Woods added, building on his second place at last year's PGA Championships.

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

However the South Australian missed a short par putt on the par-three 16th - the bogey dropping him back into a tie for the lead at seven under alongside Day. He still was within four shots, along with Justin Thomas, who had a 68.

Woods, 43, still got on the leaderboard despite playing the par-5s in even par. It's "hypnotic" as he discusses the angle of the shot (30 degrees), the ideal spin rate of the ball (5,000rpm), water density, and the general physics at play, per Golf Digest.

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