Jhonattan Vegas shot a 5-under-par 65 Friday to tie Scott Langley for the lead after the second round of the Greenbrier Classic.
They were at 9-under 131 on the Old White TPC course in West Virginia.
Twenty-three golfers were within three shots of the lead, including seven at 8 under.
Vegas made five birdies during a bogey-free round, including two of his final three holes. He hasn't won since his rookie season in 2011.
Langley didn't have the same birdie explosion as he enjoyed in the first round, when he shot 62 to take the lead. He made back-to-back birdies on his back nine Friday and shot 69.
"Following up a round of 62 is never super easy," Langley said. "I left a lot of putts within 6 inches of the hole, just right in the heart. I need to be a little more assertive (Saturday) on the greens."
Tiger Woods made little progress after a solid first round but avoided missing consecutive cuts for the first time as a pro. Woods shot 69 and was at 5 under.
Woods had more trouble reaching fairways Friday. He found the water to the right on the par-5 17th for the second straight day, hit his golf bag with his driver in disgust, then nearly holed his 97-yard fourth shot and made par.
He salvaged his under-par round with a short birdie putt on the par-3 18th.
He declined interviews afterward.
Bubba Watson will paint over flag on car
Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in "The Dukes of Hazzard" television series.
The two-time Masters champ said Friday he'll replace it with the U.S. flag on the roof of the "General Lee 01."
Confederate symbols have been the focus of debate since nine people were killed June 17 at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. Authorities say the accused gunman had posed in photographs with the Confederate battle flag.
Watson said after his round at The Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia that his decision "was the right gesture for me to do."
Reilly now highest-paid Sabre
The Sabres made newly acquired forward Ryan O'Reilly their highest-paid player by signing him to a $52.5 million, seven-year contract extension. O'Reilly had 17 goals and 55 points in 80 games last season for the Avalanche. The sixth-year player has 90 goals and 246 points in 427 career games.
... The Sharks signed veteran forward Joel Ward to a three-year contract worth $9.8 million. Ward had 19 goals and 15 assists last season with Washington. He also had three goals and six assists in 14 playoff games.
... Forward Andrew Desjardins agreed to a two-year, $1.6 million contract with the Stanley Cup-winning Blackhawks. Acquired from San Jose before the trade deadline, he became an important part of the fourth line and helped Chicago win its third Stanley Cup in six seasons. Desjardins finished the season with five goals and five assists in 69 games and had one goal and three assists in the playoffs.
... Stanley Cup winner Brandon Saad signed a six-year, $36 million contract with his new team, the Blue Jackets,. Saad, 22, was acquired from Chicago earlier this week.
Kyle Busch crashes again
Kyle Busch was involved in a multicar crash at Daytona International Speedway, where he returned for the first time since he was injured at the track in February.
Busch, who broke his right leg and left foot in a crash a day before the season-opening Daytona 500, spun nine minutes into the first practice session when he was bumped from behind by Brad Keselowski. As Busch's car spun down the track, he was hit squarely in the side by Greg Biffle.
Those two cars then spun into Martin Truex Jr., and the scrum was hit by Denny Hamlin. Also caught up in the crash was Carl Edwards.
Busch placed the blame squarely on Keselowski for a move he deemed "not very smart."
"All these guys at the shop and everybody, they work way too hard building race cars in general to be wrecking them in practice. There's room to lift off the throttle and sometimes people don't," Busch said. "It's his fault. He caused it, but I've also been in the same boat and caused them before.
"It's practice, you don't need to be up a guy's left rear. I rolled out and got out of the gas I don't know how many times just to not run into the car in front of me because it's not that time of the game to go."
United States routs Guatemala
Clint Dempsey converted a penalty kick in his return from a suspension for a confrontation with a referee, Timmy Chandler scored his first international goal and the United States routed Guatemala 4-0 in an exhibition game. The U.S. opens the defense of its Gold Cup title Tuesday. If the Americans win the tournament, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean, they would qualify for the 2017 Confederations Cup.
... Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero each scored second-half goals to help Peru defeat Paraguay 2-0 in the third-place game at the Copa America.