The 2010 Barclays leaderboard was far less kind to Tiger Woods on Friday. The 2010 Barclays leaderboard has Jason Day leading the way now, as the leaders from Thursday couldn’t duplicate their efforts on Friday. Instead Jason Day stayed consistent, shot his second straight round of 67, and sits at eight-under-par to lead The Barclays 2010 leaderboard. Right behind Day is Kevin Streelman, who turned in an extremely impressive eight-under-par score on Friday to move him to seven-under-par for the tournament. Streelman now finds himself tied with Vaughn Taylor as the best of the tournament heads into round three of play on Saturday.
In less than 24 hours, Tiger Woods has again gone from the top of the world to looking in from the outside. At the end of the first round, Woods was leading the tournament with a six-under-par score, but with a round of two-over-par on Friday, he is down into a tie for 14th place with a combined score of four-under-par. He will need to have a strong weekend if he wants to climb back into contention, but that is the same category where plenty of golfers now find themselves at the 2010 Barclays. Does Tiger Woods have a great weekend in front of him? Or is he looking at sliding down the leaderboard as someone new pops up on Saturday? For his sake, he really needs to pull it together and get a Top 10 finish so that he can make the decision easy to allow him on to the 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup Team.
The cut line at The Barclays was at even par for the tournament, meaning that 72 players made it to the weekend of play. One of the huge notables that didn’t make the cut was Phil Mickelson, who shot a 72 in round one and then a 74 in round two. He was way off making it into the third round, and it continues to show the struggles that Mickelson is having on the course. If Woods begins playing well again, it could possibly mean that the window where Mickelson could have taken over the No. 1 ranking is beginning to close. Now Mickelson will be clumped with Jim Furyk, who also isn’t playing this weekend, but that is because he was disqualified after sleeping in and missing the pro-am back on Wednesday. Hopefully the main stories this weekend will be positive for someone else, and we won’t have to focus on Woods melting down, Mickelson never showing up, and Furyk getting a new cell phone.