Barclays Golf Leaderboard 2013: Early Risers on Day 2 at Liberty National
The action is heating up on Day 2 at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey as some of the best golfers in the world are trying to claim victory at the 2013 Barclays Golf tournament.
While many of the top players in action are still out on the course, there are plenty of players who can go into the club house, sip on some tea and know that they are in a good position to contend this weekend.
A live updated version of the leaderboard can be found at PGATour.com. Here's a look at the Top 10 at the time of publication.
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While Tiger Woods, Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose are among those who have yet to put in their final say on the leaderboard, these players made big statements with their play early in Round 2.
Fowler hasn't had the strongest of seasons this year, he has just four top-10 finishes and no wins.
It looked like that trend was going to continue in New Jersey on Day 1 as he fired a 71, which put him at even par for the day. That might cut it at a major, but with many players finishing below-par, he found himself at T-59 on the leaderboard.
Day 2 told a different story.
The 24-year-old found a rhythm on the course on Friday. Most notably, he was much more accurate off the tee. He went from a driving accuracy of 35.7 percent on Day 1 to 71.4 percent on Day 2.
As Justin Ray of ESPN points out, it resulted in his best round of the year as he finished at seven-under on the day.
Rickie Fowler's 2nd round 64 (-7) matches his best score to par on @PGATOUR in 2013 (2nd Rd at Farmers Insurance Open).— Justin Ray (@JRayESPNGolf) August 23, 2013
As great as Fowler's day was, it was Keegan Bradley that took the biggest leap up the leaderboard on Friday. After shooting a 72 to open the tournament he fired a 63 on Day 2.
According to Cleveland Golf, it was the second time that Bradley has set a course record this year.
What's more impressive is the fact that the round allowed him to jump 75 places up the leaderboard.
Bradley has a nearly flawless round to thank for the rise in the standings. He completely avoided bogeys and scored eight birdies on the day. He hit 77.78 percent of his greens in regulation.
Going into the clubhouse tied for No. 2, he'll have every opportunity to contend going into the weekend.
Sergio Garcia didn't catapult up the leaderboard like Bradley or Fowler, but he put together a strong day that's going to set him up for a good weekend.
The 33-year-old cut his bogeys from four to zero between Days 1 and 2 and scored three birdies and an eagle to get at five-under for the day. Fortunately for him, he shot at one-under on Day 1 so he didn't have as much ground to make up as Bradley or Fowler.
It wasn't a round to write home about, but it got the job done and shows Garcia could be a consistent threat over the weekend.
He has just as many top-10 finishes this year as Fowler and is definitely a contender to keep an eye on.
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