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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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Rent.com unveils the top 10 cities for golf lovers in the U.S.

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For those looking for a golfing getaway or a change of scenery entirely, Rent.com has compiled a list of the top 10 cities in the U.S. for golf lovers.

Taking cities with populations of more than 100,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau July 2018 estimates, Rent.com used more than 8 million commercially available business listings to add up the number of golf courses with a mailing address in each city.  Each city’s population was then divided by this total to determine a ratio of the number of golf courses for each resident to come up with a quantitative ranking.

Check out the breakdown in detail here, where you can find out who made the top 50, the cities that boast the most golf courses in total, as well as those that missed the cut.

10. Peoria, IL

Number of courses – 11

Population – 112,883

Average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment – $654

9. Salt Lake City, UT

Number of courses – 21

Population – 200,544

Average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment – $1,362

8. Temecula, CA

Number of courses – 12

Population – 114,327

Average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment – $1,613

7. Saint Paul, MN

Number of courses – 31

Population – 306,621

Average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment – $1,321

6. Orlando, FL

Number of courses – 33

Population – 280,257

Average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment – $1,385

5. Springfield, IL

Number of courses – 13

Population – 114,868

Average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment – $680

4. Dayton, OH

Number of courses – 17

Population – 140,371

Average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment – $808

3. Lakeland, FL

Number of courses – 16

Population – 108,054

Average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment – $876

2. Scottsdale, AZ

Number of courses – 42

Population – 249,950

Average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment – $1,487

1. West Palm Beach, FL

Number of courses – 23

Population – 110,222

Average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment –  $1,636

 

 

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (6.26.19)

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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.

Two Chi-Town Inspired Putters coming to the Hive tomorrow from Bettinardi.

Drew Harrie showcasing the risk & reward seventh hole at Kelowna Golf and Country Club in BC.

Some great looking “Motor City” inspired headcovers from The Winston Collection.

Any WRXers ready to take the plunge on Honma irons?

“Horsepower” headcovers from Dormie Workshop!

Sawyer Co. Golf has created this beauty of a ballmarker for all of the Tiger fans out there.

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

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81-year-old golfer makes 2 hole-in-ones during 6-hole stretch

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Making an ace is a life goal of many amateur golfers, and the prospect of making two in one round would understandably be unfathomable to most. But that’s precisely what 81-year-old golfer, Chuck Miller, pulled off, and what’s more, he achieved the feat in a six-hole stretch — holing out twice with the same club.

Miller, who is a 20+ handicapper, was playing at the Cortez Course in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and used a six iron for both his ace on the 135 yard 12th hole and 138 yard 17th.

Speaking to Kark.com, Miller talked about how his first ace was a perfect strike and the emotions he felt when it happened.

“When the first one went in on the 12th hole, I was really excited. It was a great shot over the front bunker onto the green; it bounced once or twice and went into the cup. We all jumped and shouted.”

While, his second ace of the day was more relatable, with Miller calling it a “total fluke”.

“I sculled my tee shot on 17. It never got much off the ground and hit the ground only about 70 or 80 yards from the tee. Since the ground was dry and the hill sloped downwards, the ball continued to roll. It rolled past the front left bunker guarding the green and rolled onto the green.

Once the ball got onto the green, one of my playing partners yelled it’s going to go into the hole – and damned if it didn’t. I was thrilled but couldn’t believe such a lousy shot ended up in the hole.”

Miller’s only other hole in one came 45 years ago, and two days before his achievement he said he also shot his age on the course.

Known as the “Traveling Guy”, Miller once played in every state in one year, documenting the journey in his book “Golfing the U.S: Reflections on a 50-Week, 50-State Golf Odyssey.”

 

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