Tiger Woods Falters at The Barclays Round 2

Tiger Woods was a shadow of the man who shot his best round of the year just a day earlier, shooting a 3-over 74 on Friday to drop four shots off the pace going into the third round at The Barclays, the first playoff event of the FedEx Cup.

Woods was just as good in hitting the fairways on Friday as he did in the first round, when he shot a 65 to grab a share of the lead. However, his putter betrayed him this time, especially since the greens were already bumpy when he teed off in the afternoon.

Taking over the leaderboard was 22-year-old Australian Jason Day, who rode on three late birdies en route to a 4-under 67 and a one-stroke lead over Kevin Streelman (63) and Vaughn Taylor (70), who shared the first-round lead with Woods. American Stewart Cink is a shot further back after a 69.

Phil Mickelson failed to recover from a disastrous first round, shooting a 74 to miss the cut and insure that Woods will remain the world no.1 for at least another week.