Tiger Woods stays close to leaders in FedEx Cup event | Golf
Nick Watney and Sergio Garcia share the lead in The Barclays at Bethpage Black in New York, and Tiger Woods, who played with a sore back, is tied for seventh.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Tiger Woods felt a twinge in his lower back when he awoke and felt pain throughout the second round of The Barclays at Bethpage Black.
He overcame a bogey-bogey start and stayed within range of Nick Watney and Sergio Garcia, who shared the lead at 8-under-par 134 in the first event of the four-tournament FedEx Cup.
"Must have slept funny on it," said Woods, who was three shots off the lead and tied for seventh. "Soft beds at the hotel, and woke up this morning with it stiff. As I warmed up, it got progressively worse, and then you saw what happened on the golf course. It hurt all day."
Woods shot a 2-under 69, as did Watney. Garcia (68) ended a four-year drought on the PGA Tour last weekend by winning the Wyndham Championship.
Ryan Moore (69) of Puyallup was tied for 11th at 4 under and ex-Washington Huskies player Troy Kelly (66) was tied for 27th at 2 under.
Kyle Stanley (71-73 — 144) of Gig Harbor missed the cut by one stroke.
Ko, Choi share lead
COQUITLAM, B.C. — Lydia Ko, a 15-year-old from New Zealand who won the U.S. Women's Amateur earlier this month, shot her second straight 4-under 68 for a share of the lead with Chella Choi (64) of South Korea in the Canadian Women's Open at The Vancouver Golf Club.
Ex-UW player Paige Mackenzie (76) of Yakima was tied for 44th place at 2 over.