Birdies elude Woods as he slips to five shots behind leader Schauffele

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"Each year I've had an opportunity to win the FedEx Cup at the end of the year", Spieth said. I lose a lot of water weight when I play and really have to watch it.

Woods birdied No. 9 to polish off the fifth 62 of his career - one shy of his career low round of 61 accomplished four times. "I thought it was flawless".

As you might have heard, Tiger Woods had an excellent first round at the BMW Championship.

Tiger Woods tees off at the 10th hole during the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Aronimink in Newtown Square, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.

McIlroy proved that, as well, matching Woods' 62 that for a time appeared destined to be a sub-60 score. "I should have been a few better but hopefully that's the bad one out of the way".

"So, it was just one of those days you had to stay aggressive".

McIlroy picked himself up quickly from a double bogey on the par-3 eighth hole with a 3-wood onto a green so soft on the par-5 ninth that it barely bounced forward and caught a slope down toward the pin, leaving him a short eagle putt.

"I just didn't hole as many putts". Tiger Woods is a notorious gear nerd, and has practiced with three different putters in the last four weeks.

Rose made four straight birdies early on the front nine to quickly erase a two-shot deficit to Schauffele, and he finished the front nine birdie-birdie for a 29.

Another birdie at the first hole took Woods to eight under.

But before we go expecting some epic duel with McIlroy this weekend or even an 80th PGA Tour victory, it is best to put it all in perspective.

Tony Finau is regarded the leading candidate for the last Ryder Cup berth, and he did not harm his chances.

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.

A bogey-bogey finish saw him drop off the pace, though he remains in contention to record his first win on the PGA Tour since the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

At the 457-yard par-4 fourth, Matsuyama reached the green in 2 and rolled a 38-foot putt for birdie. "It was nice to post a good round today and we go off early tomorrow, so it'll be a quick turnaround". "It's a great way to start the golf tournament". "And I didn't capitalize".

The top 30 in the standings after the Sunday's final round at Aronimink Golf Club will contest the Tour Championship at East Lake, Atlanta starting September 20.

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