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Scott, Tringale tied for lead
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Rory McIlroy reacts to his tee shot on the fifth hole during second round play at The Barclays golf tournament Friday in Paramus, N.J. - photo by Associated Press

Friday
At Ridgewood Country Club
Paramus, N.J.
Second Round
Cameron Tringale            66-68—134    -8
Adam Scott            69-65—134    -8
Kevin Chappell            68-67—135    -7
Brendon Todd            66-69—135    -7
Jim Furyk            66-69—135    -7
Henrik Stenson            72-64—136    -6
Ernie Els            68-68—136    -6
Bo Van Pelt            65-71—136    -6
Russell Knox            67-69—136    -6
Jason Day            72-64—136    -6
Kevin Na            70-66—136    -6
Paul Casey            66-71—137    -5
Erik Compton            68-69—137    -5
Hunter Mahan            66-71—137    -5
Patrick Reed            71-66—137    -5
Brendon de Jonge            66-72—138    -4
Graeme McDowell            70-68—138    -4
Justin Rose            68-70—138    -4
Zach Johnson            68-70—138    -4
Matt Kuchar            68-70—138    -4
Danny Lee            67-71—138    -4
Scott Langley            70-68—138    -4
Bubba Watson            68-70—138    -4
Hideki Matsuyama            68-70—138    -4
Retief Goosen            69-69—138    -4
John Huh            69-69—138    -4
William McGirt            68-71—139    -3
Jason Bohn            68-71—139    -3
Sergio Garcia            71-68—139    -3
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano    70-69—139    -3
Chris Stroud            69-70—139    -3
Charl Schwartzel            69-70—139    -3
Gary Woodland            73-66—139    -3
Chris Kirk            71-68—139    -3
John Senden            68-71—139    -3
Rory McIlroy            74-65—139    -3
Stuart Appleby            73-66—139    -3
Brian Davis            73-66—139    -3
Angel Cabrera            71-69—140    -2
Seung-Yul Noh            68-72—140    -2
Ryan Palmer            69-71—140    -2
Bill Haas            70-70—140    -2
Morgan Hoffmann            70-70—140    -2
Ryo Ishikawa            67-73—140    -2
Steven Bowditch            68-72—140    -2
Daniel Summerhays        68-72—140    -2
Jordan Spieth            70-70—140    -2
Troy Merritt            69-71—140    -2
Boo Weekley            72-68—140    -2
David Hearn            69-72—141    -1
Shawn Stefani            71-70—141    -1
Kevin Stadler            74-67—141    -1
Keegan Bradley            68-73—141    -1
Jason Kokrak            70-71—141    -1
Russell Henley            70-71—141    -1
Rickie Fowler            68-73—141    -1
Charles Howell III            66-75—141    -1
Stewart Cink            69-72—141    -1
Brendan Steele            71-71—142    E
Ben Martin            66-76—142    E
Kevin Streelman            75-67—142    E
Charley Hoffman            73-69—142    E
Jerry Kelly            74-68—142    E
Vijay Singh            69-73—142    E
Andres Romero            72-70—142    E
Bryce Molder            74-68—142    E
David Toms            69-73—142    E
K.J. Choi            68-75—143    +1
Luke Guthrie            71-72—143    +1
Lee Westwood            70-73—143    +1
Jhonattan Vegas            69-74—143    +1
Ricky Barnes            68-75—143    +1
Jeff Overton            72-71—143    +1
Chesson Hadley            74-69—143    +1
Brian Stuard            73-70—143    +1
Phil Mickelson            71-72—143    +1
Brian Harman            69-74—143    +1
Martin Flores            73-70—143    +1
Tim Wilkinson            72-71—143    +1
Missed cut
Ian Poulter            72-72—144    +2
Andrew Svoboda            72-72—144    +2
Brandt Snedeker            70-74—144    +2
Matt Jones            72-72—144    +2
George McNeill            71-73—144    +2
Aaron Baddeley            74-70—144    +2
Robert Garrigus            71-73—144    +2
Justin Hicks            68-76—144    +2
Billy Hurley III    74-70—144    +2
Luke Donald    71-74—145    +3
Jonas Blixt    75-70—145    +3
Kevin Kisner    73-72—145    +3
Nick Watney    76-69—145    +3
Justin Leonard    76-69—145    +3
Scott Stallings    72-73—145    +3
Graham DeLaet    78-67—145    +3
Jimmy Walker    71-74—145    +3
Michael Putnam    71-74—145    +3
Louis Oosthuizen    73-72—145    +3
Billy Horschel    73-73—146    +4
Scott Brown    72-74—146    +4
Harris English    74-72—146    +4
Webb Simpson    74-72—146    +4
Matt Every    76-70—146    +4
Robert Allenby    72-74—146    +4
Robert Streb    73-73—146    +4
Ben Crane    72-74—146    +4
James Hahn    76-70—146    +4
Carl Pettersson    73-74—147    +5
Ryan Moore    71-76—147    +5
Sang-Moon Bae    72-75—147    +5
Will MacKenzie    71-76—147    +5
Marc Leishman    75-72—147    +5
Freddie Jacobson    72-76—148    +6
J.B. Holmes    71-77—148    +6
Camilo Villegas    72-76—148    +6
Pat Perez    75-73—148    +6
Martin Kaymer    71-77—148    +6
Geoff Ogilvy    73-76—149    +7
Michael Thompson    78-71—149    +7
Brice Garnett    72-78—150    +8
Rory Sabbatini    76-75—151    +9

    PARAMUS, N.J. — Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year — a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title.
    Scott ran off four straight birdies in the middle of his round Friday, and then closed with an approach that settled a foot from the cup for a tap-in birdie and a 6-under 65.
    That gave him a share of the 36-hole lead with Cameron Tringale at The Barclays.
    Three dozen players were within five shots of the lead, a group that includes British Open and PGA champion Rory McIlroy. The world's No. 1 player, going after his fourth straight victory, shook off some rust on the range and was nine shots better than his opening round with a 65.
    Scott won The Barclays a year ago at Liberty National, and it felt like a bonus in a year in which he won his first major at the Masters. He never had a serious chance at any of the majors this year, and he is looking at the FedEx Cup playoffs differently.
    "There's so much to play for, and for me to be satisfied with the year, I need four really great weeks," Scott said.
    Scott and Tringale were at 8-under 134. Kevin Chappell (67), Brendon Todd (69) and Jim Furyk (69) were one shot behind. The group two shots back included Henrik Stenson (64), Jason Day (64) and Ernie Els, who is playing his sixth straight tournament and shot a 68.

Some scorecards needed more than just numbers, starting with Phil Mickelson.

Lefty took a bogey on the "five-and-dime" fifth hole, thusly named because Byron Nelson always used a 5-iron and a wedge. Mickelson, like so many other players, tried to drive the green and took a wild detour. His shot bounced into the grandstand, behind a row of seats on the thin carpet of the hospitality area. Instead of dropping into deep grass, he chose to play it out of the bleachers, right next to a half-filled glass of beer on a table.

It went too long, over the green and into a bunker, though it gave the crowd a thrill.

"It wasn't hard to make contact. It was hard to hit it on that skinny little green and get it to stop," Mickelson said.

He compared it with trying to hit a shot off the cart path, except the carpet "doesn't scrape up your club as much."

Mickelson birdied his last hole for a 72 to make the cut on the number.

Seung-yul Noh made a bogey by playing off the wrong green — except it turned into a triple bogey because he didn't know that he wasn't allowed to hit off the putting surface from a different hole. His tee shot on No. 11 was so far right that it landed on the third green. Noh took a divot off the green, and a rules official drove up and told him the rule, which comes with a two-shot penalty.

McIlroy kept his excitement to birdies. The 25-year-old from Northern Ireland said he took a week away from golf to celebrate his big summer — two majors and his first World Golf Championship — and paid for it with an opening 74. But the range session Thursday afternoon did wonders, and he went from below the cut line to within five shots of the lead.

He also made those "Freaky Friday" rounds that ruined so many tournaments a distant memory.

His last four second rounds have been 66, 64, 67 and 65. That's more like "Fun Friday," and they've put the No. 1 player back in the mix.

"It's a very bunched leaderboard," McIlroy said. "I'm still five shots behind, but there's a lot of players between me and the leaders — obviously, a few quality guys at the top, Adam being one of them. So I'm going to have to shoot a couple of rounds similar to today to maybe win this thing."

Scott was so clean from tee-to-green that he shot 65 and walked away lamenting a pedestrian effort with his putter. He missed six putts inside 12 feet and played the par 5s in 1 over. No wonder he called that "some of the best golf I've played all year."

"It just wasn't my day today on the greens," he said.

The top 100 from the FedEx Cup advance to the second playoff event next week outside Boston, with the top 70 advancing to third event in Denver and the top 30 going to East Lake in Atlanta for the Tour Championship and a shot at the $10 million prize.

Lee Westwood kept his PGA Tour season going — barely. He shot a 73 and made the cut on the number at 1-over 143. Because 79 players made the cut, there will be a 54-hole cut Saturday, only the second such cut in the playoffs since the new policy began in 2008.