How it Happened: Kuchar leads at Barclays

Tiger Woods during the first round of The Barclays at Liberty National, the first event of the 2013 FedEx Cup.

Tiger Woods during the first round of The Barclays at Liberty National, the first event of the 2013 FedEx Cup.

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Another long day at The Barclays is in the books with the final second-round groups through 10 holes at Liberty National.

That means players will have to come out bright and early Saturday morning to finish off their second rounds. Among them are leader Matt Kuchar and Tiger Woods.

Playing in the same group, Kuchar was 5 under through 13 holes Friday while Woods was 1 under, despite starting with three birdies in five holes. Kuchar was facing a birdie attempt from off the green at the par-3 14th while Woods had a 12-foot putt for birdie before the horn blew.

Kuchar is 10 under for the tournament and leads by a shot over Webb Simpson and Gary Woodland, who managed to finish off second rounds of 5-under 66 and 7-under 64, respectively. Woods is 5 under overall.

Woods got off to a hot start, but looked as if his back was bothering him as the round progressed. He bogeyed Nos. 7, 10 and 11, while hitting just four fairways and six greens. He did, however, need just 16 putts to get through 13 holes.

See how Tiger's first 13 and a half holes played out Friday, as well as how the rest of the day developed:

• • •

Hole No. 14: Par 3, 150 yards

That birdie at No. 13 gets Tiger back on track after a string of poor holes.

Off the tee: Tiger sticks his tee ball about 12 feet below the hole.

On the green: The horn sounds, and Tiger chooses to mark his ball and sleep on the birdie putt.

• • •

Hole No. 13: Par 5, 563 yards

A good putt from off the green keeps Tiger from making a third straight bogey. Sunset can't come soon enough for Woods right now.

Off the tee: Tiger goes with 3-wood and finds the fairway.

Second and third shots: Tiger goes with iron, and flies the ball over the water and the green. From the collection area behind the green, Tiger chips to a few feet.

On the green: Tiger gets a shot back with birdie.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (5 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Matt Kuchar two-putts for birdie at No. 13 to move into sole possession of the lead at 10 under.

• • •

Hole No. 12: Par 4, 431 yards

Another bogey by Tiger has all but erased his hot start.

Off the tee: Tiger finds the fairway for the first time since the fifth hole.

Approach shot: Tiger misses the green just left as the ball comes to rest on the fringe.

Around the green: Tiger gives the ball a great roll with the putter. It's on line but ends up just short of the hole.

On the green: Tiger taps in for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (4 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: John Huh has two eagles and four birdies on his round, and he's 8 under through 16 holes, 6 under overall.

• • •

Hole No. 11: Par 3, 250 yards

The back looks like it is bothering Tiger right now. He's looked anything but sharp as he's given a couple shots back recently.

Off the tee: Tiger sends his tee ball long and left, and it finds the sand.

Around the green: Tiger sends it way long out of the sand and then takes a big hack back into the sand.

On the green: From 40 feet, Tiger rolls the par save 5 feet by. Another bogey.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (4 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy bogeyed No. 11 to fall back to 4 under, but a birdie at the par-5 13th gets him back to 5 under. . . . Matt Kuchar makes a long par save at No. 11 to remain at 9 under.

• • •

Hole No. 10: Par 4, 496 yards

Tiger's 11 putts allowed him to play the front nine in 2-under 34. He hit just two fairways and four greens on the front.

Off the tee: Tiger goes with 3-wood and misses another fairway, this time left and in another fairway bunker. Even worse, though, is he winced a little after hitting that shot.

Approach shot: The approach from the sand is well short of the green. It is in the fairway cut, though.

Around the green: Tiger hits his pitch shot a little heavy and he's on the green but well short of the hole.

On the green: Not a good putt from Tiger from about 27 feet as he leaves it about 5 feet right of the hole. He was trying to play the left-to-right break, but gave it too much respect. He makes bogey.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (5 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Matt Kuchar birdies No. 10, his third straight birdie today, and he's now tied for the lead with Webb Simpson at 9 under.

• • •

Hole No. 9: Par 4, 474 yards

Tiger just misses another birdie putt, but at 2 under through eight holes today, he's moving along nicely despite some missed fairways and greens.

Off the tee: Tiger finds another bunker off the tee.

Approach shot: From the sand to the rough as Tiger misses long and a little left with his approach.

Around the green: Tiger doesn't like this one. He doesn't have a lot of green to work with and Tiger tries to get it just on the green so that it will roll to the hole. The ball hits just on the green, but bounces right and ends up about 3 feet from the hole.

On the green: Tiger completes the up and down to save par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (6 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy birdies No. 10 to move to 5 under. It's his sixth birdie so far this round.

• • •

Hole No. 8: Par 5, 611 yards

Tiger is now 8-of-9 in scrambling this week after making bogey at No. 7.

Off the tee: Tiger misses his third straight fairway, this time right. It's also his fourth missed fairway in six tries this round.

Second and third shots: Tiger goes with a fairway wood from the rough. He's not going for the green, though, as there's a group still putting. The shot does make it all the way to a greenside bunker, though. From the sand, Tiger gets it to about 8 feet.

On the green: Tiger can't get the birdie putt to fall as it runs by just right of the hole. He then taps in for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (6 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy makes the turn at 4 under. He entered the round at even par, but five birdies on the front nine have vaulted him up the leaderboard. . . . Matt Kuchar is now 7 under after a birdie at No. 8.

• • •

Hole No. 7: Par 4, 467 yards

Still no birdies on par 5s yet this tournament, but Tiger has plenty of other birdies as he's tied for second place, two shots back of clubhouse leader Webb Simpson.

Off the tee: Another bunker off the tee for Tiger, who this time misses a little left.

Approach shot: From the sand, Tiger misses the green left.

Around the green: Not a lot of green to work with and Tiger flops it off the flagstick. The ball ends up about 9 feet away.

On the green: For the first time this tournament, Tiger can't get up and down to save par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (6 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Ben Crane – the self-dubbed "Bubble Boy" of the 2013 FedEx Cup – and Lucas Glover have withdrawn with injuries during today's second round. Crane was 2 under, Glover even par. Click here to read more.

• • •

Hole No. 6: Par 5, 538 yards

Tiger has alternated birdie and par for five holes now, and now he gets the first of three par 5s on the course – although he did make three pars on par 5s on Thursday.

Off the tee: Tiger misses right and finds a fairway bunker. He found the same bunker on Thursday.

Second and third shots: After laying up into the fairway, Tiger finds the center of the green about 30 feet away from the hole.

On the green: Good roll by Tiger on the birdie try as it runs just by the right side of the hole. He makes par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 under (7 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: A bogey at No. 13 drops Kevin Stadler back to 7 under. . . . Brandt Snedeker birdies No. 6 to get back to 2 over.

• • •

Hole No. 5: Par 4, 427 yards

Tiger has yet to not get up and down to save par so far this tournament as he does it at No. 4.

Off the tee: Another fairway wood for Tiger, who finds his second fairway in three tries today.

Approach shot: Tiger's approach is a beauty as it lands about 5 feet from the cup.

On the green: Tiger sinks the short birdie putt.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 under (7 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: A birdie at the par-5 sixth moves Jason Dufner to 1 under overall.

• • •

Hole No. 4: Par 3, 183 yards

Two birdies in three holes for Tiger to start his second round, and he birdied No. 4 on Thursday.

Off the tee: Tiger again comes up short off the tee on a par 3.

Around the green: Just off the fringe and in the rough, Tiger chips to about a foot.

On the green: Tap-in par for Tiger.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (6 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Brandt Snedeker notches a second straight bogey, at No. 4, and he drops to 3 over.

• • •

Hole No. 3: Par 4, 395 yards

Two missed greens by Tiger to begin his second round, but he's also needed just one putt in two holes.

Off the tee: With fairway wood, Tiger finds the right side of the fairway.

Approach shot: Tiger sticks his approach into the heart of the green about 15 feet away from the hole.

On the green: Perfect speed on this birdie roll and it finds the cup.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (6 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Kevin Stadler birdies No. 10 to begin his second round. He's now 8 under.

• • •

Hole No. 2: Par 3, 219 yards

Great recovery by Woods despite missing the fairway and the green – even if he barely missed both.

Off the tee: Tiger goes with 7-iron, but is just short of the green.

Around the green: From just off the green, Tiger again goes with putter, but he leaves it a little right.

On the green: Tiger makes his short par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (5 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Keegan Bradley establishes a new Liberty National course record, 63, after a birdie at No. 9 to end his round. Bradley had four birdies on each nine during a bogey-free day.

• • •

Hole No. 1: Par 4, 398 yards

Tiger managed to finish his round Thursday despite two weather delays. But with a late start today, he'll certainly have to wait until Saturday morning to complete his second round. Woods is wearing a charcoal shirt today with red and grey stripes, along with black pants, black shoes and a black hat.

Off the tee: Tiger begins his round with fairway wood and he hits it a little long and left at this dogleg right hole. The ball clunk a person or two in the gallery, so he's just a few yards off the fairway.

Approach shot: Tiger's approach goes a little long and he ends up in the back fringe, although he is just 15 feet or so from the hole.

Around the green: With the putter, Tiger drains his birdie attempt from the fringe. It stopped on the lip for a second before falling.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (5 under for the tournament)

• • •

Update No. 32: 3:51 p.m. EDT

Rickie Fowler pars the last for a 64 that pushes him to T-3 at 7 under. Fowler, 42nd in points, has four top-10 finishes this season, most recently at the U.S. Open.

Sergio Garcia birdies the 18th for a 66 that gets him to T-5 at 6 under. Garcia, 59th in points, followed a first-round 70 pocked by four bogeys with a bogey-free second round.

• • •

Update No. 31: 3:44 p.m. EDT

Leader Webb Simpson's round ends as it began, with a bogey, after he hits his tee shot in the water. Simpson shoots 66 and leads at 9 under by a shot over Adam Scott, who pars No. 8 before he heads to the last.

• • •

Update No. 30: 3:32 p.m. EDT

Phil Mickelson breaks a string of four straight pars with a birdie-par-birdie-bogey sequence to move to 1 under, good for T-45 with two holes to play. That's not tremendously safe for the New York fan favorite as the projected cut line stands at even par.

• • •

Update No. 29: 3:27 p.m. EDT

Leader Webb Simpson birdies his third straight hole – and sixth out of eight since making the turn – to expand his lead to two shots at 10 under. Simpson, who won the 2012 U.S. Open, finished second in the 2011 FedEx Cup.

• • •

Update No. 28: 3:20 p.m. EDT

Keegan Bradley cards back-to-back birdies for the third time in his round at Nos. 5-6 to climb to T-5 at 6 under with three holes to play. Bradley, 10th in points, is 7 under for his round after opening with a 72.

• • •

Update No. 27: 3:12 p.m. EDT

Rickie Fowler breaks his string of pars with a birdie at No. 8 to move to T-3 at 7 under, two back of leader Webb Simpson, with one hole left in his second round.

• • •

Update No. 26: 3:04 p.m. EDT

Webb Simpson claims the lead outright with a birdie at No. 6 – his fourth in six holes – that moves him to 8 under. Simpson, 17th in points, pulls a shot ahead of first-round leader with Kevin Stadler, who's scheduled to tee off at 4:17 p.m.

Simpson is almost immediately caught, however, by Adam Scott. The reigning Masters champion eagles No. 6 to move to 8 under with three holes to play.

Simpson then birdies again at no. 7 to move to 9 under and reclaim the outright lead with two holes to play.

• • •

Update No. 25: 2:57 p.m. EDT

Rickie Fowler has five straight pars since his surge to 6 under and T-2. Fowler first reached the 6-under mark at No. 16 after a five-hole stretch of four birdies and an eagle. He followed with a bogey and two pars as he made the turn, then birdied again at No. 2.

• • •

Update No. 24: 2:51 p.m. EDT

Freddie Jacobsen rises to T-2 at 6 under with a birdie at No. 16. Jacobsen, who started the week 66th in points and no top-10 finishes since three straight in February, shot 68 in the first round.

• • •

Update No. 23: 2:34 p.m. EDT

Sergio Garcia remains 4 under and bogey-free today, having made six straight pars as he heads into his last four holes of the day. Garcia is T-8 at 5 under.

• • •

Update No. 22: 2:27 p.m. EDT

David Lynn climbs within a shot of the lead at 6 under, thanks to back-to-back birdies at Nos. 5-6. Lynn carded an even-par 71 in the first round and has three holes to play today.

• • •

Update No. 21: 2:15 p.m. EDT

A birdie at the par-3 fourth hole gives Webb Simpson his third birdie in four holes and moves him into a share of the lead at 7 under.

• • •

Update No. 20: 2:01 p.m. EDT

Adam Scott has three straight birdies, at Nos. 18, 1 and 2, and he's 3 under through 11 holes this round, 5 under overall.

• • •

Update No. 19: 1:41 p.m. EDT

A birdie at the par-3 second hole moves Rickie Fowler back to 6 under and one shot back of Kevin Stadler's lead. Stadler will tee off at 4:17 p.m. today. Fowler now have five birdie, an eagle and a bogey through 11 holes in his second round.

• • •

Update No. 18: 1:29 p.m. EDT

The projected cut right now is even par. Among those at 1 over are Billy Horschel, Brandt Snedeker and Russell Henley. Both Horschel and Henley are on the course now.

• • •

Update No. 17: 1:15 p.m. EDT

After a 1-over 72 in the first round, Keegan Bradley has worked his way to 2 under. He's 3 under through seven holes in his second round.

• • •

Update No. 16: 1:01 p.m. EDT

Ryan Moore makes the turn at 2 under, 6 under overall. Meanwhile, Rickie Fowler bogeyed No. 17 to drop back to 5 under, where he's now joined by Sergio Garcia (4 under through eight holes this round).

• • •

Update No. 15: 12:44 p.m. EDT

Rickie Fowler has four birdies and an eagle in his last five holes, and he's 6 under through seven holes this round after an opening-round 71. At 6 under overall, he's one shot off the lead, too.

• • •

Update No. 14: 12:27 p.m. EDT

Just like he did to start his first round on Thursday, Phil Mickelson bogeyed the opening hole of his second round Friday. The bogey at No. 10 has Mickelson at 1 over on the round, now through three holes. Mickelson had to finish up his third round this morning, finishing with an even-par 71. He's 1 over for the tournament.

• • •

Update No. 13: 12:20 p.m. EDT

Sergio Garcia is making an early run in Round 2. He's 3 under through six holes and 4 under overall. Garcia is currently No. 59 in the FedEx Cup standings, but a strong finish at Liberty National could move him inside the top 50.

• • •

Update No. 12: 12:04 p.m. EDT

Rickie Fowler is 3 under through four holes in his second round after posting an opening-round even-par 71. Fowler is just inside the top 50 of the FedEx Cup standings at No. 42 entering the week, so he has some work to do to get into the top 30 in time for the Tour Championship.

• • •

Update No. 11: 11:55 a.m. EDT

Luke Donald wrapped up a 4-under 67 this morning, but he's 1 over through four holes in his second round. He's 3 under overall along with a group of players that includes Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson and Justin Rose.

• • •

Update No. 10: 11:22 a.m. EDT

Freddie Jacobson is 2 under through four holes in his second round, moving to 5 under in the process.

• • •

Update No. 9: 10:56 a.m. EDT

Ryan Moore birdies the par-4 first hole to begin his second round. That moves him to 5 under. Entering the week at No. 68 in the FedEx Cup standings, Moore is projected at No. 25 right now as he sits tied for fifth on the leaderboard.

• • •

Update No. 8: 10:39 a.m. EDT

Phil Mickelson finished up an opening-round even-par 71 a few minutes ago, and he'll tee off again in the second round at 11:26 a.m.

• • •

Update No. 7: 10:30 a.m. EDT

There are still some players out on the course completing their first rounds, including Ben Crane (5 under through 14 holes) but the second round has just begun.

• • •

Update No. 6: 9:52 a.m. EDT

Martin Kaymer is 4 under through 14 holes, and he'll need a good finish this week to ensure himself a spot in the Deutsche Bank Championship next week. Kaymer entered The Barclays at No. 103 in the FedEx Cup standings. He's projected right now at No. 61.

• • •

Update No. 5: 9:36 a.m. EDT

Ian Poulter just wrapped up a 6-over 77. He's currently tied for 119th. Poulter entered the week at No. 70 in the FedEx Cup standings, but he'd drop to 87th should he finish where he's at now.

• • •

Update No. 4: 9:20 a.m. EDT

Luke Donald has four birdies in his last five holes, including most recently at the par-4 16th. Donald is now 4 under through 16 holes.

• • •

Update No. 3: 9:01 a.m. EDT

Webb Simpson's birdie at the par-5 13th, his fourth birdie of the round, moves him to 4 under. He's bogey-free through 13 holes.

• • •

Update No. 2: 8:39 a.m. EDT

After birdies at Nos. 8 and 10 this morning, Phil Mickelson bogeys the par-3 11th to fall back to 2 under.

• • •

Update No. 1: 8:04 a.m. EDT

We're about two and a half hours away from the start of the second round, but players are currently still trying to finish up their first rounds after two weather delays Thursday. Players returned to the course about an hour ago with one group – Ben Crane, Scott Langley and Stuart Appleby – still needing to complete 16 holes. They are through six holes now, and Crane, who was the "Bubble Boy" at No. 125 in the FedEx Cup standings entering the week, is 4 under.

• • •

Weather conditions

Things should clear up Friday, with just a 20 percent chance of rain amid partly cloudy skies and highs in the low 80s, according to weather.com.

• • •

Thursday's coverage

5 Things: Stadler shines; Woods holds up, stays close

“I’ve hit more balls today than I’ve hit in quite a while,” said Kevin Stadler, whose 7-under 64 gave him the early lead. He leads by one shot over Henrik Stenson, Ryan Palmer and Camilo Villegas. Tiger Woods overcame some stiffness to finish the day three shots back of Stadler.

• How it Happened: Stadler leads delayed Barclays

The PGA Tour has kicked off its FedEx Cup Playoffs, with Kevin Stadler taking the early lead amid a first-round delayed twice by rain and again by darkness with about half the field yet to complete the round.

• Stricker leads Tour players' in head-to-head record

Rarely do you hear anyone talk about a player’s head-to-head won-loss-tie record. With the PGA Tour’s version of playoffs beginning, the best winning percentage this year on the PGA Tour belongs to Steve Stricker, who recorded a 907-14-23 head-to-head record for an .858 winning percentage. A total of 14 players qualified for the playoffs with a record below .500.

• Barclays delay brings out players' cellphone cameras

During the first-round rain delays at the 2013 Barclays, a few cellphone cameras came out in and around the Liberty National clubhouse. We'll reshare some pictures that have been posted on the Twitter accounts of players, caddies and other golf notables during the delays and otherwise Thursday.

• • •

Pre-tournament coverage

Day, Westwood, Johnson headline Barclays predictions

Tiger Woods? Nope. Phil Mickelson? Nope. Our fantasy panel is liking the chances of Jason Day, Lee Westwood and Dustin Johnson at the Barclays this week. Take a look at all of the predictions here.

Hole-by-hole: Liberty National starts FedEx Cup

The leading 125 players on the FedEx Cup points list are eligible to play this week at Liberty National in The Barclays, and they return to a course that was not met with glowing kindness when it first (and last) held the event.

Crane releases rap video about being 'Bubble Boy'

Looks like Ben Crane is going solo. One of the four members of the uber-popular "Golf Boys," Crane released a solo rap record, where he gets into being the "Bubble Boy" -- or 125th in the FedEx Cup standings.

Who has had the better year, Scott or Woods?

Who has had the better year, Adam Scott – with his only victory, which came at the Masters, or Tiger Woods, who has five wins, but zero of them are majors? You tell us.

Tour notes: Missing cuts? Points has made it work

Missing the cut in half your starts is not a formula that a lot of players would accept, yet D.A. Points has made it work in 2013. Then again, that’s what happens when you win and finish second in a short span of time.

Dufner's life after PGA win: "Not much has changed"

Jason Dufner is playing in his first tournament since winning the PGA Championship two weeks ago at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.

Incredible legacy makes Tiger's major-less year stand out

It is in the books as a fifth straight major-less season for Tiger Woods, but as is the case frequently with him, the negative topics simply make you realize how incredible a legacy he has forged.

Woods dealing with stiff neck, back at Barclays

Tiger Woods was dealing with a stiff back and neck at Liberty National on Wednesday morning. He only played nine holes of his pro-am.

Ping gives Hunter Mahan a gold-plated putter

When Ping staff players win a tournament, the company honors them with a gold-plated putter. Hunter Mahan received one for another special reason: the birth of his daughter.

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