Tiger Woods has steady start, early lead in The Barclays
Updated, 11:35 a.m.
Now that both he and his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, have publicly discussed their divorce, there's only one thing left for Tiger Woods: climbing out of the giant sinkhole his golf game has fallen into as if it were a Sonic drive-in.
After the ignominy of a 7:10 a.m. tee time (no live TV coverage, but at least he didn't sleep through his alarm), Woods fired a 6-under par 65, good for the early lead, in The Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. (See live leaderboard.) He had a steady day on the course, finishing with only one bogey (on the par-4 12th hole).
Woods is hanging on to the No. 1 ranking and his performance in The Barclays this week at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J., will help determine whether he makes the Ryder Cup team, to be picked next month by U.S. team captainCorey Pavin. He can no longer earn an automatic berth by winning the event, but a strong performance might make Pavin's decision easier. The team is to be announced Sept. 7.
August 26, 2010; 8:25 AM ET
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