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Tiger feeling good heading into Masters weekend

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Tiger Woods is feeling good about his game heading into the last 36 holes of the Masters just one shot behind the leaders.

“I feel like I played my way back into the tournament. I was just very patient today and felt very good to be out there doing what I was doing.

“This is now three straight Majors that I’ve been in the mix and so it’s good stuff,” said Woods.

The 43-year-old was in vintage form in yesterday’s second round at Augusta National, shrugging off an accidential collision with a security guard at the 14th hole to sign in a 68. Woods is on six-under-par heading into the weekend, just one shot back of co-leaders Francesco Molinari, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen – all Major winners.

Woods made light of the incident at the 14th hole, where the unlucky guard slipped and clipped his right heel.

“It’s all good … I’ve had galleries run over me before! When you play in front of a lot of people things happen,” he noted.

Woods in fact sunk a long birdie putt after the incident and made another one at the next hole. He missed several makeable birdies but was not “bummed out” as he hit them on line.

“I can live with days when I’m hitting putts on my line and they just don’t go in … that’s the way it goes,” he stressed.

This is Woods’ best halfway position in the Masters since 2011 when he was in third place after 36 holes and finished T4, four shots behind winner Charl Schwartzel.

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