Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Tiger Woods & Rory McIlroy share lead in Philadelphia

Tiger Woods & Rory McIlroy share lead in Philadelphia

Tiger Woods failed to take advantage of the great start he got off to in the first round of the BMW Championship, unable to break par on Friday - the only player in the top 12 to not shoot in the 60s.

Justin Rose did his part on another day of low scoring Saturday in the BMW Championship, running off four birdies in a row early for a 6-under 64 and a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele. The four-time Major victor made six straight birdies from his ninth hole to go nine under and raise the possibility of shooting 59.

The 24-year-old American opened with four birdies in his first seven holes at Aronimink and stood on 13-under 127 after 36 holes in the final playoff event before the season-ending Tour Championship.

The Greystones man birdied three of his last four holes but finished two shots outside the cut line on one-over par.

Tiger Woods went from a share of the lead to having to catch up again.

Keegan Bradley and Hideki Matsuyama both carded 64s and Rickie Fowler - playing alongside Woods - posted another 65.

Closes with back-to-back bogeys for a 70.

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"Very simple. I didn't make any putts", Woods said after the second round.

"The heat is hard for me because I lose so much weight out here", said Woods. "But they didn't go in today". Only 30 of the 70 will make it to the Tour Championship at East Lake, which means that 40 of the players in this week's field won't make it to the final stage of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Rickie Fowler had a nice round of his own right alongside Tiger and Rory McIlroy (who's now on 59 watch) and Billy Horschel, both past FedEx Cup champions, caught fire at Aronimink as well.

For Woods, his 62 was the second best opening-round score he's ever recorded.

Woods managed an eagle and seven birdies and his only hiccup being a late bogey on his back nine at the Aronimink Golf Course in Philadelphia.

"A lot to prove not just to everyone else but to myself this weekend", said Schauffele, last year's Rookie of the Year.

Chase Koepka, the younger brother of U.S. Open and PGA Championship victor Brooks Koepka, shot 65.

A victory should be enough for Rose to reach No. 1 in the world, especially with Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka nine shots out of the lead.

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