2012 Barclays at Bethpage Black

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Nick Watney won the Barclays on Sunday to take control of the FedEx Cup playoffs.
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Watney struggled most of the year until this week. "Not quite the year I would have wanted, but this really makes it all forgotten," he said.
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Sergio Garcia led by two coming into the final round, but he finished tied for third.
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"I hit a couple bad shots at the wrong moments," Garcia said. "And unfortunately I just wasn't feeling comfortable."
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Tiger Woods had an awful day, finishing with a five-over 76.
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Woods made a double bogey, six bogeys and three birdies.
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Brandt Snedeker boosted his chances for a Ryder Cup pick with a second-place finish.
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Phil Mickelson bogeyed two of the last three holes for a dismal 76.
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Tim Clark made three bogeys on the back nine to tie for 10th.
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Lee Westwood birded 18 to finish tied for fifth.
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Tiger Woods shot a one-over 72 on Saturday to drop down the leaderboard.
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Woods dealt with back pain on Friday, but he was back to swinging like his usual self on Saturday.
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Woods, however, struggled with his putting. For the first time in his career, he three-putted four greens.
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"I played the round that I needed to play," Woods said. "Unfortunately, I didn't putt the way I needed to putt."
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Sergio Garcia won last week's event in Greensboro, and he's back in contention this week. Garcia leads by two heading into the final round.
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Nick Watney made four bogeys on the back nine to drop two behind Garcia.
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Rory McIlroy made four birdies and two bogeys for a two-under 69.
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Phil Mickelson shot his best round of the week, a four-under 67.
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Dustin Johnson had a good round going until a double bogey on 18.
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Rickie Fowler finished with a double bogey and a bogey for a 75.
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Despite a back injury Friday, Tiger Woods shot a two-under 69 to finish three shots off the lead.
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"It would grab just before impact, so you'd kind of expect it, so I could get through that," Woods said of his back pain. "I've been through that kind of stuff before, so I know what it feels like."
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Rory McIlroy shot a two-over 73 to barely make the cut.
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McIlroy made three birdies and five bogeys on Friday.
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After his win at the PGA, McIlroy reclaimed the No. 1 ranking.
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Garcia won the rain-delayed Wyndham Championship on Monday, and he is tied for the lead heading into the weekend at the Barclays.
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Nick Watney made an eagle, four birdies and four bogeys to finish with a share of the lead.
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Phil Mickelson was in the hunt until he finished his round with three straight bogeys.
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Padraig Harrington had the lead after the first round, but he struggled to a 75 on Friday.
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Vijay Singh moved into contention with a bogey-free 67.
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Rickie Fowler made four birdies and three bogeys for a 70.
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Jim Furyk missed the cut after a two-over 73.
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Bubba Watson shot a 70 to finish at two under par.
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Ian Poulter made four birdies and four bogeys.
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Justin Rose opened with a 67, but he struggled to a 72 on Friday.
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Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy played together in the first round of the Barclays, where Woods shot a 68 -- one better than McIlroy's 69.
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The Barclays is played at Bethpage Black in Long Island, N.Y., site of Tiger's 2002 U.S. Open victory.
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McIlroy is coming off his second major win, the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island just two weeks ago.
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The Barclays is the first event of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Woods sits in first place thanks to three victories on Tour this year.
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Zach Johnson (center) was also paired with Woods and McIlroy on Thursday.
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"He's a nice kid, he really is," Woods said of McIlroy. "I played with him in Abu Dhabi. We struck up a friendship back then, and it's continued, and I think it's only going to get better."
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Fighting for a Ryder Cup captain's pick, Padraig Harrington fired an impressive seven-under 64 to take the lead.
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Coming off a win on Monday at the Wyndham Championship, Sergio Garcia fired a five-under 66 to get within two of Harrington.
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Phil Mickelson, beloved by the New York fans, nearly won both the '02 and '09 U.S. Opens at Bethpage.
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Dustin Johnson made five birdies and a bogey for a 67.
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Keegan Bradley, who used to sneak on Bethpage during his college days, opened with an even-par 71.
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Lee Westwood made four birdies and two bogeys for a two-under 69.
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Nick Watney put together an incredible six-under 65 to get close to the early lead.
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Steve Stricker, who's trying to earn a captain's pick for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, opened with a two-under 69.