Rory McIlroy has some serious work to do on Friday if he wants to play this weekend at the Barclays.
The No. 1-ranked golfer, scheduled to begin the second round at Ridgewood Country Club around 10 a.m. PT, stood three strokes below the projected cut line at 3-over.
"I'll need to get off to a good start," he said after a disappointing 74 in the first round.
The Barclays is the first stop in the four-event FedEx Cup playoffs.