Adam Scott shot a 65 Friday to get a share of the second-round lead with Cameron Tringale in the Barclays at Paramus, N.J.
Scott ran off four consecutive birdies in the middle of his round and then closed with an approach that settled a foot from the cup for a tap-in birdie that put him at eight-under 134 overall. Tringale shot 68. Three dozen players were within five shots of the lead, a group that includes Rory McIlroy, whose 65 was nine shots better than his opening round.
The top 100 from the FedEx Cup advance to the second playoff event next week outside Boston, with the top 70 advancing to the 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.
So Yeon Ryu shot a six-under 66 in the Canadian Women’s Open, at London, Ontario, to get to 15 under, the best two-round start in the tournament’s history. She was five strokes ahead of Na Yeon Choi, Anna Nordqvist and Danielle Kang.
Mike Goodes shot an eight-under 64 for a one-stroke lead over Mark Brooks in the Boeing Classic at Snoqualmie, Wash. Goodes, 57, got off to a fast start with an eagle on the first hole, knocking it in from a bunker, and then had six birdies.