Here's a tip - Phil takes Masterful dig at Kuchar

Here's a tip - Phil takes Masterful dig at Kuchar

But after producing a miracle recovery shot to find the green, Woods was almost taken out in sensational fashion by a security guard who slid in, after slipping on the mud caused by earlier rain while rushing to protect the superstar.

Pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy has plenty of work to do after he shot 71 to sit seven off the pace at even par, while world number one Justin Rose and the respective Masters champions of 2016 and 2017, Danny Willett and Sergio Garcia, all missed the cut at four over.

Woods shot a 68 and has plenty of big-name company among the leaders, including 48-year-old Phil Mickelson, who didn't have his best round with a 73 on Friday, but is still just three shots off the lead.

However, the five men sharing the lead have all claimed major titles and will each be confident in their ability to deny Woods his first such success since the 2008 U.S. Open.

He didn't show any trouble the rest of the way, and didn't find much interest in talking about it after his round except to say "accidents happen" and "it's all good".

"I put myself in a good place for the weekend", Scott said.

"I thought it was 60 and ties and Michael told me - because I've never been anywhere near it - so Michael told me on 15 or 16, " Spieth said.

Can either make some serious headway in the second round?

Canada's Corey Conners hits his approach to the fifth green in Friday's second round of the Masters.

In fact, Woods would birdie the next two holes to pull within a stroke of the lead.

"I can't complain because she's birthed three children and I haven't, so she's a lot stronger as a person than me; I just hit a little white golf ball around a course". Tiger Woods celebrates after making a putt for birdie on the 15th green during the second round of the Masters.

"It is what it is", Woods said on ESPN after carding a 4 under 68 to move to one shot off the lead.

Woods leapt into the air to avoid injury and though the security guard seemed to clip his right foot, he appeared to come away unscathed, despite briefly grimacing as he made his way back to the fairway.

Scott then knocked in the eagle putt to move to eight under par.

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