Garcia and Watney ahead at Barclays
BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2012 The Barclays | 25 Aug 2012
Nick Watney and Sergio Garcia share the lead through 36 holes at the opening event of the FedEx Cup Finals, the pair tied at 8 under and one ahead of Vijay Singh and Bob Estes.
Coming off the back of his impressive victory in Greensboro last week Garcia has taken the lead in the projected FedEx Cup standings.
“It’s a bit of everything,” said Garcia when asked what the reason for the significant improvement. "Obviously we know how much confidence helps in this game. But it’s feeling better out there, feeling more comfortable with what I’m doing, being able to more or less do the right things.
“Obviously getting a few breaks my way obviously helps. But overall I think if you add all those things up, it helps.”
Garcia has played the last couple of weeks without a regular tour caddy and has used a new one on both occasions. Going back to the basics has helped.
“It does feel funny. I was talking to Adam (Scott) yesterday when I was doing all my yardages and stuff. It does feel like you’re kind of back to your amateur days when you were doing all the things and kind of stepping out all the yardages and all those things. It is kind of funny. But sometimes it’s good to go back to the beginning and get a little feel for what you used to do.”
John Senden who is in a share of 5th position at 6 under and just two behind the leaders, heads the Australians.
Tiger Woods is at 5 under and well enough placed despite struggling with a back injury. “This morning,” he said when asked when he first noticed it. "Must have slept funny on it. Soft beds at the hotel, and woke up this morning with it stiff. You know, as I warmed up, it got progressively worse, and then you saw what happened on the golf course.
“We have a fitness van. I’m going to go there as soon as I’m done with you guys.”
Adam Scott at 3 under and Jason Day and Greg Chalmers at 2 under are the next best of the Australians after Senden.
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