Tiger Woods falls out of lead at BMW Championship

Tiger Woods falls out of lead at BMW Championship

Tiger Woods falls out of lead at BMW Championship

"It was nice to make one like that up the hill to get things going", Woods told Golf Channel after the round.

Northern Ireland's McIlroy had made a remarkable start to his first round on Thursday, sitting at nine-under par with five holes remaining, but two bogeys in his last three holes brought him back to a more modest 62.

The 14-time major victor Woods jumped out of the gates after teeing off the 10th hole, bagging three birdies in his first four holes before a stunning second shot from 242 yards into the par-5 16th hole.

After struggling with his putting during the first two legs of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, Woods returned to the Scotty Cameron putter he used in winning 13 of his 14 major titles.

Everything else felt that way Thursday in the BMW Championship, where Woods had his lowest score in an opening round in almost 20 years and his best score on the PGA Tour since his last victory more than five years ago. From there, he opted to go with putter and came up about six feet short before pouring in one final birdie.


Woods implored himself to hole more putts with forecasted Friday night storms expected to further soften conditions at Aronimink. He then parred his next five holes ahead of a 16th hole birdie before his only bogey at his 17th.

"I've got to make birdies over the weekend".

"To shoot 29 on the front nine helps". Check in for highlights from every tournament plus player interviews, player profiles, tournament previews, swing analysis and all the greatest shots and wonderful moments. "I'm not going to say it stings too bad because I'd much rather shoot 62 today and win the golf tournament Sunday than shoot 59 today and maybe not win".

That vaulted him straight into the lead on Day 1 at Aronimink Golf Club. He was 1-over after eight and made his first birdie of the day on No. 9.

"I can accept a bogey on a hole like on the eighth (17th) hole and the bogey on seven wasn't good, but you don't get many opportunities to break 60 and today was one of them and I didn't capitalize".

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