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Tiger Woods’ Masters hopes nearly dashed by security guard

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Tiger Woods’ fans worldwide had visions of the 14-time major champion’s pursuit of a 15th crown going up in smoke, Friday. More specifically, Woods nearly went down himself when Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agent, acting as security for Woods, nearly slide tackled the golfer.

In a can’t-make-this-stuff-up moment, Woods had just played his second shot from the trees at Augusta National’s 14th hole when the special agent rushed in to attempt to restrain the descending crowd (which, it has to be said, weren’t really encroaching in a way that necessitated “shots fired” level of personal security).

Woods, who tore his right Achilles tendon in 2008, limped off after the incident but ultimately birdied the hole with a 28-foot putt.

While the special agent was eventually muzzled by his superiors, he did tell Golf.com’s Dylan Detheir

“Well, he made birdie, so I guess it all worked out. Man, I am really glad he made birdie.”

Asked about the red card-worthy offense after the round, Woods said

“It’s all good. Accidents happen. I’ve had galleries run over me. When you play in front of a lot of people, things happen.”

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  1. joro

    Apr 14, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    This “writer” of the article is a total jerk. The guy was doing his job and slipped of the wet turf. The crowd was moving fast and he was just doing his job trying to protect Tiger. The term tackle was a dumb comment as was the whole article and why even bother to publish it when what really happened was obviously an accident.

    • Benito camelas

      Apr 15, 2019 at 9:24 pm

      Guy over reacted and went full operator mode. Shocked he didn’t pop up with the taser ready to discharge. Unnecessary response that could have caused a serious injury. The Gestapo and SS where also doing their job, doesnt make it any more excusable.

  2. Michael

    Apr 13, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    No reason to get that aggressive with the most well behaved patrons in golf.

  3. rex 235

    Apr 13, 2019 at 2:02 am

    My friend told me someone has almost 6 figures on TW to win at 14 to 1 odds.

    The Payoff would be almost $1.2 Million.

    Guess it will be an interesting weekend.

  4. Turbo ned

    Apr 12, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Nothing like a mall cop trying to play hero. Stooge.

    • TLW

      Apr 13, 2019 at 5:53 am

      Those aren’t mall cops and he was just trying to do his job.

      • Jamie

        Apr 13, 2019 at 10:19 am

        History’s worst villians were just doing their jobs too. Don’t. Just don’t.

        • Tyler Durden

          Apr 13, 2019 at 7:29 pm

          That was too easy…

        • Adam

          Apr 17, 2019 at 1:28 pm

          Comparing a bone-headed security guard at The Masters to the Gestapo or SS is just insane. You guys are clowns.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (6.17.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Very creative R2DivotTool from One7.

Keep swiping right to see the full restoration job on this Scotty from Embrace Putters.

Beautiful looking shots of Eastward Ho Country Club in Chatham, MA from Ben Morse.

U.S. Open Happy Gilmore putter cover from American Flatsticks.

Cushman Custom Golf showing off their “no-nonsense” flat-stick.

Classy looking 100% leather headcovers from Olson Putter Co.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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The Puma apparel Gary Woodland wore to victory on Sunday at the 2019 U.S. Open

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2019 U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland wore pieces from Puma’s Volition America Collection for the four days of action last week – a collection which supports the families of military heroes through the Folds of Honor Foundation.

Most notable were the golf shoes Woodland used to conquer Pebble Beach on Sunday afternoon. The 35-year-old wore a pair of Puma’s custom IGNITE PWRADAPT Leather shoes in a red, white and blue colorway – featuring the Stars & Stripes of the United States flag.

Woodland wore the brand’s Volition Signature Polo in high-risk red  ($75) for Sunday’s final round, along with the Volition Signature Golf ¼ Zip in the same colorway ($90). The American also donned Puma’s Jackpot Pants in peacoat ($80) on his way to victory on Sunday.

You can purchase the items from Gary Woodland’s Sunday look at CobraGolf.com.

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Tweets of the Week: Michael Greller’s crowd support, Koepka’s double take, and Zach Johnson’s punishment

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Gary Woodland won the first major of his career at Pebble Beach, while Brooke Henderson became the most successful Canadian golfer in history in terms of wins, claiming her ninth LPGA Tour title at the Meijer LPGA Classic. In an eventful week, here are some of the things you may have missed, and some of the quirkier moments from the world of golf dished out in the Twittersphere over the past seven days.

No Love For Kuch

European Tour member Paul Waring was only too happy to say it. And Thomas Pieters even gave the tweet a like!

Stenson’s Selfie

Michael Greller Love

After a tough week, plenty of fans showed their support for Spieth’s caddie at Pebble.

Koepka’s Double Take

You’re wearing what, Ian?

Full Blown Shank

No hiding with Shot Tracer.

Patrick Reed’s Wedge Snap

Caddie’s coolness is everything.

Max Homa’s Web Of Lies

Missed Putts = Jumping Jacks

Zach not even hiding his misery while taking the short walk before the jumping jacks.

Hatton’s Liverpool European Cup Stamping

Tyrrell showed off his red allegiance at last week’s U.S. Open.

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