Published: Aug 05, 2011 7:29 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 06, 2011 6:30 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler are part of the crowd at the top the leaderboard at the Bridgestone Invitational on Friday, but Tiger Woods is nowhere near them.

Showing a sloppy side in his first tournament for three months, Woods missed a 2-foot par putt and didn't make enough birdies to keep up with his mistakes. He shot 1-over 71 and was eight shots behind on another calm day at Firestone.

Fowler is still searching for his first professional win and put himself in the mix by holing out for eagle on No. 3 in a wild round of 64. Scott had the lead to himself until a bogey on his final hole made him settle for a 70. Also tied for the lead was Ryan Moore, with a 66.