A day after shooting 6-under 65 to tie for the first round lead at the Barclays, Tiger Woods stumbled on day two with a 2-over par 73 as he struggled with his putting anew. He is now in a tie for 14th and four shots behind second round leader Jason Day who scored identical 67s in his first two rounds. First round co-leader Vaughn Taylor is just a stroke behind Day by shooting a one-under 70 for a two-day total of 135. A four- shot deficit may seem very manageable for Woods in the past years but he has been unpredictable this season.
Tiger started strong in the second round by making two birdies in the back nine where he started his round. The front nine seemed like a complete turnaround as Woods kept missing his putts. A second nine that featured four bogeys and zero birdies caused the world number one to slide down the leaderboard.
Number two Phil Mickelson missed the cut earlier, assuring Tiger Woods to stay on top at number one.