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Tiger Woods Overcomes Pain To Get Within Range At Bethpage Black

Tiger Woods (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The common phrase this year — “Tiger’s back” — took on a new meaning on Friday at The Barclays.

Tiger 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.

BETHPAGE BLACK LEADERBOARD

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.

Will Tiger grab hold of the lead this weekend? Let us know in the comments section below…

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