PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the one big prize remaining this year - a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup prize.
Scott ran off four straight birdies in the middle of his round and finished with a tap-in birdie Friday for a 6-under 65 to share the 36-hole lead with Cameron Tringale at The Barclays.
Scott is the defending champion at the first FedEx Cup playoff event. He won last year at Liberty National.
British Open and PGA champion Rory McIlroy was nine shots better than his opening round, playing bogey-free for a 65. Not only did he make the cut, McIlroy suddenly is only five shots behind going into the weekend.
Phil Mickelson played a shot from the deck of a grandstand in a wild day that ended with a birdie to make the cut on the number.