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Ailing Woods gets in the mix at Bethpage

Ailing Woods gets in the mix at Bethpage

The common phrase this year _ "Tiger's back" _ took on a new meaning Friday at The Barclays.
Woods felt a twinge in his lower back when he awoke and felt pain throughout the second round at Bethpage Black. He managed to overcome a bogey-bogey start and get within range of Nick Watney and the resurgent Sergio Garcia.
Garcia, who won last week for his first PGA Tour win in four years, had a 68. Watney had a 69, giving him a share of the 36-hole lead and a chance to salvage a dismal year.
They were at 8-under 134.
Woods had a 69 and was three shots out of the lead going into the weekend, where some two dozen players were separated by only five shots.