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Tiger Woods shakes off bad luck at 15th hole of Masters

Yep, Tiger, that happened. (Andrew Redington / Getty Images)

And just when everything seemed to be going Tiger Woods’s way, golf happened.

At 4:52 p.m. EDT, he had moved into a tie for the lead in the 77th Masters. He was coasting along at 5-under par when, on the 15th hole, his third shot hit the pin and the ball just missed dropping into the hole. Then, because the game of golf is known to do this, the ball promptly rolled into the water.

Unlike the average duffer, who would have cursed or broken the clubs or chucked them into the water or wept hot tears of humiliation, Woods merely took a drop and, this time, perfectly executed the shot, managing to leave 15 in at 4-under.


H/T SB Nation

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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Cindy Boren · April 12, 2013