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One of the most dramatic moments from a wild Friday at the Masters happened after Tiger Woods hit an incredible second shot from the trees on the 14th hole that landed on the green.
Because as the ball soared toward the green, Tiger and the fans who were close to him all moved to see where the ball was going. It was then that a security guard ran over to make sure Tiger was safe but instead slipped on the wet ground and seemed to clip Tiger’s ankle as he wiped out.
Tiger limped for a few seconds as the internet freaked out and then he walked up to the green and sank the birdie putt, much to the security guard’s delight.
Golf.com’s Dylan Dethier caught up to the security guard after that wild moment:
“Well, he made birdie, so I guess it all worked out,” he told GOLF.com, shaking his head. “Man, I am really glad he made birdie.”
Here’s the moment, in case you missed it:
The security guard added:
“Now I’m all over the internet,” the officer said. “My boss told me – I don’t have my phone but he does. It’s on Bleacher Report. It’s going to be everywhere. I guess it already is, like, everywhere.”
The officer said he didn’t think he struck Woods very hard, and attributed his reaction to surprise more so than injury. Woods didn’t look back or say anything to the officer afterwards, he said.
“I mean, I don’t know,” he said. “Everyone was just coming in so fast and we try to get in the right spot. It’s so slippery. I was fine until I slipped…and almost got Tiger Woods.” That, he said, got his heart racing.
Thankfully Tiger is OK and we can all laugh at how crazy a moment that was. And great job by Dethier for finding this guy and getting him to talk. That’s some good stuff right there.