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The Barclays 2012: Padraig Harrington Is The Clubhouse Leader At -7; Ohio's Colt Knost At -2

Padraig Harrington is the clubhouse leader in Day 1 of the the 2012 Barclays tournament at Bethpage Black Course in New York. Harrington finished his day shooting a 7-under 64.

Garrettsville, Ohio native Colt Knost hung tough during the first day of action, as he shot a 2-under 69, tying him for 23rd on the leaderboard with notables such as Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, and others. Australian Jason Day, who now resides in Columbus, Ohio, is one shot back of Knost and the group, as he shot a 1-under 70.

Americans Nick Watney and Brian Harman share second place, as both finished the day with a 6-under 74. Of the group that is directly behind those two, Jimmy Walker is the only one who is still out on the course, as he is currently 5-under through 16 holes. Tiger Woods, who is always at the center of attention at PGA events, completed his day at 3-under par.

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