Scott tied at the top heading into weekend at The Barclays

Weekend Preview – PGA Tour – FedEx Cup Playoffs – The Barclays –Ridgewood Country Club – Paramus, New Jersey –

Adam Scott and Cameron Tringale reached the weekend at 8-under and in the lead at the PGA Tour’s first FedEx Cup Playoff event of the season.

The Former World No. 1 Scott rallied in round two including four straight birdies on the front nine en route to a 31. He settled for a 65 even though he was 1-over on the par-5s at Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey.

For Tringale, he is looking for his maiden PGA Tour victory. After rounds of 66-68, Tringale plays with Scott in the final pairing teeing off at 1:55 p.m. local time. The 26-year-old has a pair of T-4 finishes this year – Valero Texas Open and Greenbrier – and sits 61st in the FedEx Cup standings.

Look for Scott, a 14-to-1 betting pick at heading into the week, to keep playing well. He only missed three Fairways In Regulation and two Greens In Regulation in round two. He last won at the Crowne Plaza in May. He is the defending champion at this event — although it was played at Liberty National in 2013.

Nearly 30 challengers are within four shots of the lead including Jim Furyk and Brendon Todd – both T-3 at 7-under alongside Kevin Chappell. The group at 6-under features Henrik Stenson and Jason Day – both shot 64 Friday to get back into the tournament.

Hall of Famer Ernie Els is also 6-under after a consistent start with rounds of 68-68. At 4-under and still in the conversation to win this title is Justin Rose, Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar and Zach Johnson.

Top-ranked Rory McIlroy rallied to make the weekend cut thanks to a 65 in round two – bouncing back from his opening-round 74.

Tringale, No. 114 in the Official World Golf Ranking, will need to attack the par-5s to have success. He is 5th on tour in Par 5 Performance this year.

But, this is Tringale’s first time as a co-leader through 36 holes of any tournament. For Scott, he has lost his last three 36-hole leads.

Watching the leader board and FedEx Cup Playoffs standings points will part of the weekend as only the Top 100 advance to next week at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Other Golf News:

  • So-Yeon Ryu of South Korea leads the LPGA Tour’s Canadian Pacific Women’s Open by five shots heading into the weekend. At 15-under, she leads Na Yeon Choi, Anna Nordqvist and Danielle Kang. Inbee Park, Rolex Ranking No. 2, is 7-under and eight back at T-11, while Lydia Ko and Stacy Lewis are 10 back.
  • Phil Mickelson (71-72) made the weekend cut on the number 1-over at Ridgewood. Lefty, who thrilled the crowd hitting a ball off the carpet in a hospitality tent Friday and Saturday, is even par through 13 holes in round three and sits T-74 at the moment. Ian Poulter, Jimmy Walker, Martin Kaymer, Brandt Snedeker and Luke Donald were among those to miss the cut.
  • Michael Goodes (8-under) leads the Champions Tour’s Boeing Classic in Seattle after 18 holes.
  • Bradley Dredge (12-under) leads the European Tour’s D+D Czech Masters by two shots after shooting 66 in round three. Jamie Donaldson and Soren Kjeldsen are both at 10-under.