2018 BMW Championship leaderboard: Rory McIlroy matches Tiger Woods in wild Round 1

After Tiger Woods shot a 29 on his front nine on Thursday in Round 1 of the BMW Championship and touched off a wild 8-under 62, Rory McIlroy tried to steal the show. Then he tried to give it back. Eventually, he decided to just share it with Woods as he matched him with a career-low playoff score of 62 that included 10 birdies.

McIlroy, who started on the back nine on the course, birdied three of his first four holes and that was only a warm-up of what was to come. He went out in 31, and that’s when it got completely bonkers. McIlroy made six birdies in a row starting on the 18th hole on the course (the longest such streak of his career), and every approach was inside 10 feet. You don’t even have to be an average putter when you’re hitting it like that. Oh, and McIlroy finished in the top five in the field in putting on the first day, too.

“I’ve been working on my wedge play a lot,” McIlroy told Steve Sands of Golf Channel. “It’s something I’ve struggled with this year, and it’s been much better the last couple weeks. I’ve been happy with that. All these wedge shots I’ve been hitting has given me a lot of confidence.

Article source: https://www.cbssports.com/golf/news/2018-bmw-championship-leaderboard-rory-mcilroy-matches-tiger-woods-in-wild-round-1/

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