PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - One swing cost Tiger Woods any chance of
winning The Barclays. Now he can only hope he gets to keep going in
the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Woods hit a shocking 3-wood off the opening tee, straight in the
air with a sharp hook that sailed over the trees and off the
property at Ridgewood Country Club. It led to a triple bogey, and
he never got all of those shots back.
He had to finish birdie-birdie for a 1-over 72 that left him
well back in the pack. At one point, Woods was outside the
projected top 100 in the FedEx Cup standings, and only the top 100
advance to the Deutsche Bank Championship outside Boston next week.
A steady round Sunday should be enough, and Woods said he was at
least pleased that he put his opening-hole gaffe behind him.
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