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The Barclays would like less thunder, quieter fans

August 23, 2013|By David Wharton
  • See all these fans? They need to stay quiet.
See all these fans? They need to stay quiet. (Darren Carroll / Getty Images )

The Barclays wants to turn down the volume on Friday, with second-round play underway and Ryan Moore making a move up the leaderboard.

The first leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs got off to a rocky start when thunder and lightning caused six hours of delays in in the first round at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey.

Officials also expelled a vociferous fan, one of those guys who holler "Baba Booey" or "Mashed Potatoes" immediately after players strike the ball.

Ian Poulter and others on the PGA Tour have complained about the yelling. Golfchannel.com reported the expulsion after Thursday's round as Poulter tweeted his satisfaction.

"The good news of today was only 1 donut shouted out Baba Booey and he was swiftly removed from the premises," he wrote.

Moore started Friday's play 2-under par through six holes to reach 6-under, one back of leader Kevin Stadler.

Tiger Woods was scheduled to tee off at 1 p.m. PST. The world's top-ranked player shot a first-round 67 and was tied for ninth at 4-under.

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