A couple of notable names sit atop the BMW Championship leaderboard after 18 holes of play, withand both firing 8-under 62s on Thursday.
Tiger – who put his iconic Scotty Cameron putter back in his back this week – was the first to alert fans of a potential 59 as he birdied three of his first four holes, eagled his seventh, and sat at 7-under through 10 at Aronimink Golf Club. However, he was unable to continue his torrid pace, going 1-under on his remaining eight holes.
Woods’ 62 is hisin a PGA Tour event since 1999. He ranks 140th in Round 1 scoring average this season.
As Tiger was finishing out his round, McIlroy was on an epic run of his own. He sat at 3-under through seven then proceeded to string together six straight birdies, climbing to 9-under. Unfortunately, a pair of late bogeys ended Rory’s chance of breaking 60, settling for a share of the lead.
2017 Rookie of the Year,, sits alone in third at 7-under.
Plenty of firepower lingers below the leaders, with(-6), (-5), (-4), and (-4) all within striking distance after Round 1.
This is Fowler’s first appearance in the 2018 FedEx Cup playoffs after being unable to participate due to an oblique injury.
Notables(-3), (-1), and (E) will have some extra ground to make up on the leaders in order to be in contention on Sunday.
Tee times for Round 2 of the BMW Championship were moved to earlier Friday morning due to expected severe weather. A full list of groups and tee times can be found.
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