Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, J.B. Holmes and Alex Cejka are among the PGA Tour golfers who improved their ranking in the Official World Golf Ranking after the WGC-Cadillac Championship and Puerto Rico Open.
A little home cooking hasn’t helped Adam Scott reverse an annoying obstacle to his golf prowess. He opened defense of his Aussie Masters title with a 73 and was six behind, then a week later he started the Aussie Open with a 74 and a seven-stroke deficit.
With Jim Furyk and Jason Day setting the pace at 9 under through 54 holes at The Barclays and a long list of contenders chasing, the first FedEx Cup playoff tournament seems destined for Sunday fireworks.
An afternoon charge by Rory McIlroy came in conjunction with more steady play by Adam Scott, though it was Phil Mickelson’s theatrics just to get into weekend play that perhaps earned the crowd’s greatest enthusiasm Friday at The Barclays.