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August 26 2011

6:49 PM

Leaderboard update: Paddy surges

EDISON, N.J. -- The last two players in the field for The Barclays have positioned themselves for what could turn out to be a long run in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup.

Padraig Harrington, who moved from 130th to 124th last week at the Wyndham Championship, has just finished off a round of 67. That left him at 10 under for the tournament and in pursuit of his first PGA TOUR win since he won the last two majors in 2008.

Harrington is now projected at No. 48 in the FedExCup standings, which gives him a legitimate shot at making it through all four Playoffs events for the third time in his career.

Harrington's playing partner, William McGirt, who was the bubble boy when he came to Plainfield Country Club, has also prospered this week. The PGA TOUR rookie shot 69 on on Friday after opening with a 64. McGirt is projected at No. 62 in the FedExCup.

Harrison Frazar, who held a share of the lead at 7 under overnight, has played eight holes of his second round. He's made four birdies and now stands in sole possession of third at 11 under, three strokes off the pace being set by Matt Kuchar.

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