Golf: Tiger Woods nearly taken out by sliding security guard at US Masters

Tiger Wood survived a sliding challenge from a security guard to sit one shot behind the leaders, midway through the US Masters at Augusta National.

Woods posted a four-under 68 in the second round score to sit one shot off a six-way tie for the lead at six under par.

But a shocking incident meant he almost didn't complete his round, as a security guard almost ended the 43-year-old's career with an accidental slide tackle that would have earned a red card in football.

After Woods smacked the ball off the 14th tee, a security guard sprinted behind the American golfer to make sure the crowd didn't get too close.

But the running man slipped and slid across the wet ground, making contact with Woods' right ankle.

Woods seemed shocked and walked gingerly for a few steps, before shaking it off.

Whether the security guard still has a job or not remains unclear.

After his round, the American wasn't in a mood to discuss the indicent. 

"It is what it is, accidents happen and we move on," he said. 

On the course, American Brooks Koepka, Italian Francesco Molinari, South African Louis Oosthuizen, and Australian duo Adam Scott and Jason Day all sit atop the leaderboard on seven under.

Woods is tied with South African Justin Harding, and Americans Xander Schauffele and Dustin Johnson on six under.

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