What I’m Hearing: Christine Brennan spoke with Tiger Woods after the first round of the Masters and found out why he’s feeling so confident.
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Tiger Woods had just pulled off another amazing shot on the 14th hole when the crowd behind him started to swarm around him, the excitement level on 10.
But then, a security guard, racing to do his job to try to keep fans away from Tiger, slipped into Woods’ right foot and/or ankle.
It was a stunning recovery shot that somehow found the green.
Woods then made the ensuing birdie putt from about 28 feet.
But just as stunning was the replay showing the security guard at Augusta National slipping and falling into Tiger.
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Woods, who initially seemed to be quite perturbed, walked gingerly for a few steps, then tried to maybe stretch it out.
But all in all, he shook it off quickly enough and he didn’t seem to show any signs of injury.
The birdie, his fifth of the day, got him to 5-under. Woods finished in a tie for sixth at 6-under after adding another birdie at 15. He’s just a shot back of the leaders entering the weekend.