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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods made two significant moves Saturday at the Masters — one to stay in the tournament, the other to stay in the hunt.
A day filled with high drama before a shot was struck at Augusta National, ended with Brandt Snedeker and Angel Cabrera tied for the lead, and Woods only four shots back. For a few tense hours in the morning, it was not clear if Woods was going to get a chance to play.
Masters officials discovered late Friday evening that Woods had taken a bad drop in the second round and should have added two shots to his score.
Under normal circumstances, he would have been disqualified for signing an incorrect card. Officials took the blame for not alerting Woods to a potential problem — they found nothing wrong at first glance before he signed — and kept him in the tournament with two shots added to his score. Woods was covered under a 2-year-old rule that prevents DQs when a violation is reported by television viewers.
"It certainly was a distraction early," Woods said after three birdies on his last seven holes for a 70. "It happens and you move on. I was ready to play come game time."
So was Snedeker.
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