Farmingdale, NY (Sports Network) - Sergio Garcia continued his spectacular
form on Friday with a 3-under 68 and is tied with Nick Watney for the second-
round of The Barclays, the first event on the PGA Tour Playoffs.
Garcia and Watney, who had a 2-under 69 in round two at Bethpage Black, are
knotted at 8-under 134.
Tiger Woods battled a back injury all day Friday, but gutted out a 2-under 69.
He is part of a group tied for seventh at 5-under par. The FedExCup points
leader looked like he might withdraw several times, but was able to finish and
stay in contention.
"Must have slept funny on it," said Woods, who won the 2002 U.S. Open at
Bethpage Black. "Soft beds at the hotel, and woke up this morning with it
stiff. You know, as I warmed up, it got progressively worse, and then you saw
what happened on the golf course."
What happened was Woods limped all over the golf course and gingerly picked
the ball out of the cup. He slipped on a fairway bunker at 13, and that's
where it appeared he might have worsened the injury.
"Yeah, that didn't feel very good. That didn't feel very good at all," he
Woods said he never considered pulling out of the event and with some help, he
should be just fine on Saturday.
"We have a fitness van. I'm going to go there as soon as I'm done with you
guys," Woods said at his media gathering. "I'm probably going to sleep on the
floor. I do that in Europe all the time, so this is nothing new."
Vijay Singh shot a 4-under 67 and is tied for third place with Bob Estes, who
fired a 66 on Friday. The pair came in at 7-under par.
John Senden (68) and Pat Perez (70) shared fifth at minus-6.
Rickie Fowler (70), John Huh (67) and Gary Christian (71) joined Woods at 5-
First-round leader Padraig Harrington, who is battling to be one of European
Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal's two captain's picks on Monday,
struggled to a 4-over 75 and fell into a tie for 16th at 3-under.
MORE TO FOLLOW.
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