Woods cards 4-under 66 in Round 3 at BMW Championship

Woods cards 4-under 66 in Round 3 at BMW Championship

Woods cards 4-under 66 in Round 3 at BMW Championship

I'm not sure it was purposeful, but it seemed like some of the best golfers playing Aronimink on Friday - like Woods and McIlroy - really struggled to get a feel for what it was doing or how to solve its speed.

"I putted well today". "I thought it was flawless".

Tiger Woods shot his lowest opening round in two decades - but still had to share the lead with Rory McIlroy at the BMW Championship in Philadelphia. With a bogey on his penultimate hole, he had an 8-under 62 at Aronimink.

McIlroy had four birdies over his first nine holes and had six birdies on his final nine holes.

Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk had an easy time deciding on three of his four picks for the Ryder Cup.

That said, he shot that low score on Thursday and he made a bunch of putts after putting the Scotty Cameron back in his bag.

"So, it was just one of those days you had to stay aggressive". McIlroy drained an eight-foot birdie at the 18th, then holed three more putts between eight and nine feet consecutively as he made the turn.

"I got off to a bad start". Woods last won the tournament in 2009.

Following a par at the 17th, Tiger needed a birdie on the 18th to shoot his first sub-30 round since the second round of the 2007 Tour Championship and did just that.

Bryson DeChambeau, who is assured of reaching the Tour Championship in two weeks with the No. 1 ranking in the FedEx Cup standings, is tied for 20th at 3-under.

That saw him sign for a six-under-par 64 - his 13th under-par round out of 16 at the Swiss mountain resort - and left him seven under for the tournament, two shots behind leader Hidesto Tanihara (66) of Japan and joint-second with Dane Lucas Bjerregaard (65) and American newcomer Doug Ghim (65).

His form had since tailed off and he acknowledged that long-hitting Tony Finau, who also had top-10s at the USA and British Opens, was in pole position to grab the coveted spot.

Peter Uihlein, who only advanced to the third FedEx Cup playoff event with birdies on his last three holes on the TPC Boston last week, had a 64 to join a group that included FedEx Cup champion Justin Thomas. "It was nice to post a good round today and we go off early tomorrow, so it'll be a quick turnaround".

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Schauffele followed up his opening 63 with a 64, featuring seven birdies and a bogey.

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