Tiger Woods leaves Masters fans FUMING after ‘faking a leg injury’
The American has been in excellent form at Augusta and stormed up the leaderboard through the second round at Augusta National.
Four-time green jacket winner Woods hit four birdies in a round of 70 on the opening day.
And he followed that up with a strong second day, going 3-under across the first 13 holes despite a rain and lightning delay.
But the 43-year-old’s afternoon was almost put in jeopardy as a marshall slipped on the wet surface to the left of the fairway on the 14th hole while trying to keep back the crowd behind Woods and clattered into his right ankle with his knee.
The 14-time Major winner, who was watching the flight of his shot as the steward fell into him, hobbled off in pain but soon shook it off to continue his impressive play.
Woods birdied the 14th with a 15-foot putt to go 5-under and move within two points of the lead.
But some fans felt the legendary golfer exaggerated the contact.
One said on Twitter: “Only Tiger Woods would jump around faking a leg injury after being slightly, merely brushed by someone after his shot. Always the primadonna.”
Another responded: “He’s hobbling like he was hit by a truck…”
“Tiger soft af if he didn’t shake it off 5 seconds after this clip ended lol,” laughed another.
One fan joked: “Looks like dude scared the shit out of him & he sold it with a fake injury lol.”
But others felt the security guard should face punishment for the incident, which could well have ended Woods’ charge.
One said: “Tiger Woods is lucky he didn’t tear his ACL here. Well, the security guy is lucky Tiger Woods didn’t tear his ACL here.”
Another fan surmised: “That looks awfully strange…almost as if it were intentional.”
One more fumed: “Overzealous rent-a-cop almost took out Tiger. Absolutely no reason to be running in wet grass. Fire that idiot.”
Another declared: “He should lose his job. He has one job. Protect Tiger. He did the opposite.”
“He’s gonna get sacked for sure,” said another.
Woods is well within the 36-hole cut to qualify for weekend play as he chases a first Major triumph since 2008.