Matt Kuchar made the most of his short day at The Barclays in Jersey City, N.J.
Kuchar didn't tee off until Friday afternoon at Liberty National and knew he had no chance to finish. He could barely see his ball cross the water and set up a two-putt birdie on No. 13 that gave him the outright lead, and there was just enough light left to hit his tee shot on 14.
The horn sounded, and he was ready to go home.
Kuchar was at 10 under par with five holes left and had to return Saturday morning to hold his one-shot lead over Webb Simpson and Gary Woodland, who both finished the second round in the rain-delayed FedEx Cup playoff tournament.
Simpson had to play 29 holes -- 11 holes to finish his first round in the morning, followed by his second round. He ran off six birdies over an eight-hole stretch and had a 5-under 66.
"It's much nicer when you're playing well to keep playing," Simpson said. "I've got tonight to sleep and catch up on rest."
Woodland shot a second-round 64 to join Simpson in the clubhouse at 9-under 133.
As for Tiger Woods, he couldn't get off the course fast enough. He challenged the target set by Simpson with three birdies in five holes -- he was two shots behind. But he made three bogeys out of the bunker through the 12th hole to fall off the pace. He made birdie on the 13th, the last hole he completed, but was still five shots behind Kuchar, who was in his group.
"I got off to a great start and then lost it the middle part of the round and made too many mistakes," said Woods, who added his back remained sore from sleeping in a soft bed Wednesday. "I'm going to get treatment right now ... and be ready for tomorrow morning."
Kuchar stopped with his tee shot just short of the green on the par-3 14th, and he had no inclination to finish.
"We were down on the last hole, 13, kind of a little bit down the hole and it was dark," Kuchar said. "I wasn't sure we were going to tee off on 14."
Phil Mickelson, trying to retool his game after his British Open win, had a second-round 69 and was at 2 under.
LPGA Tour: Inbee Park shot a 5-under 65 for a share of the second-round lead with playing partner Cristie Kerr in the Canadian Women's Open in Edmonton, Alberta.
Kerr, coming off the U.S.'s loss to Europe in the Solheim Cup, shot her second straight 66 for an 8-under 132 at Royal Mayfair.
Angela Stanford (68) and Karine Icher (66) were one shot back. Teen star Lydia Ko (69), who won last year at Vancouver Golf Club, was at 134.
Pleasanton native Paula Creamer (68) and 49-year-old Laura Davies (66) also were 6 under.
Michelle Wie missed the cut with rounds of 73 and 76.
Champions Tour: Bart Bryant opened with a 6-under 66 to take the Boeing Classic lead at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge (Wash.). Five days ago he won the Dick's Sporting Goods Open at Endicott, N.Y.