PGA Tour

Scott shares Barclays lead

2014-08-23 09:05
Adam Scott (AFP)

Paramus - Defending champion Adam Scott made a run of four consecutive birdies and closed with a tap-in birdie to share the lead after Friday's second round of The Barclays PGA tournament.

The Australian star, who captured his first major title last year at the Masters, fired a six-under par 65 to match American Cameron Tringale atop the leaderboard halfway into the first event of the season-ending PGA playoffs.

And Scott was disappointed that he couldn't put the score even lower, lamenting his lone bogey at the third hole and two other pars on par-5 holes at Ridgewood Country Club.

"I played the par-5s in one-over today, so I could find four there for you, and missed so many 10-footers," Scott said.

Scott, who made a Sunday charge to win last year, opened with a birdie, took his bogey at the third, then responded with a run of four birdies in a row that ended with a 21-foot birdie putt at the par-3 eighth.

He also birdied the 12th and then put his approach at the 18th hole inches from the cup to set up his final birdie.

World number one Rory McIlroy, trying to become only the fifth player in PGA history to win his fourth event in a row, also fired a 65 to bounce back from an opening 74 that he blamed on his enjoyment last week of his British Open and PGA Championship wins, the third and fourth major titles of his career.

"I felt like my game is in pretty good shape," McIlroy said.

"The work I did on the range really helped, got back in the rhythm and the flow of things. I knew my game was there. I just needed to think more about the chances I was giving myself."

McIlroy stood on 139 in a share of 27th, five strokes off the pace of Scott and Tringale, who has never won a PGA event.

Tringale, who began on the back nine, opened with a bogey and followed with a double bogey at 12, but responded with birdies at 13, 15, 16 and 18, then adding two more at the par-5 third and par-4 seventh.

One stroke off the pace were Americans Kevin Chappell, Brendon Todd and Jim Furyk.

Four-time major winner Ernie Els was in a pack on 136 that included Aussie Jason Day, Sweden's Henrik Stenson, Scotsman Russell Knox and Americans Bo Van Pelt and Kevin Na.

Leading scores on Friday after the second round of the US PGA Barclays tournament (par-71, USA unless noted):

134 - Cameron Tringale 66-68, Adam Scott (AUS) 69-65

135 - Kevin Chappell 68-67, Brendon Todd 66-69, Jim Furyk 66-69

136 - Henrik Stenson (SWE) 72-64, Ernie Els (RSA) 68-68, Bo Van Pelt 65-71, Russell Knox (SCO) 67-69, Jason Day (AUS) 72-64, Kevin Na 70-66

137 - Paul Casey (ENG) 66-71, Erik Compton 68-69, Hunter Mahan 66-71, Patrick Reed 71-66

138 - Brendon de Jonge (ZIM) 66-72, Graeme McDowell (NIR) 70-68, Justin Rose (ENG) 68-70, Zach Johnson 68-70, Matt Kuchar 68-70, Danny Lee (NZL) 67-71, Scott Langley 70-68, Bubba Watson 68-70, Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 68-70, Retief Goosen (RSA) 69-69, John Huh 69-69

Read more on:    pga tour  |  adam scott  |  golf

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.