Tiger Woods shrugs off injury scare to sit one off the lead

14 April, 2019, 03:28 | Author: Ginger Lawrence
  • Fans walk along the ninth hole

Woods, who finished the first round four shots back of the co-leaders, had plenty of work to do by the time he teed off in the penultimate group on Friday as several players from the early groups had already moved up the leaderboard.

One hole earlier, a pinpoint chip to set up birdie had drawn with one shot.

Woods has gone 14 years since he last won the green jacket, 11 years since his last major and had five surgeries - four on his back, the other to rebuild his left knee.

"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.

Day defied crippling back pain to be in contention after the first round - somehow posting a 2-under par 70 to finish day one just four shots from the lead despite aggravating his chronic back injury and needing medical treatment just five shots in.

It's the first time three players have shot 64 or better in a single round of the Masters.The tournament record is 63.

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 fun", Woods said after the round, before saying he was confident on how he was striking the ball ahead of the weekend.

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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. "Accidents happen and move on".

With the forecast calling for heavy rain and thunderstorms late on Sunday officials have chose to send golfers off in threesomes from both the first and 10th tees rather than traditional pairs in an attempt to get the final round completed and avoid a Monday finish to the year's first major.

Scott returned from a 40-minute weather delay and fired a 231-yard second shot into the par-5 15th hole.

"It was a solid day off the tee, hit the ball well", Molinari said.

"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".

A more aggressive approach looked set to pay dividends as McIlroy hit his drive to the edge of the green on the short third, but after a poor chip the four-time major victor lipped out for birdie.

He suffered a brief scare during his second round on Friday after hitting a remarkable escape shot on the 14th hole.

Woods had three birdies on each nine, with a bogey 5 on the fifth his only blight.

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