Woods and McIlroy share lead at BMW Championship

Fantasy golf expert picks 2018 BMW Championship			Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods didn't have the magic of Thursday, but he's still right in the thick of it even with a poor finish.

Woods, Spieth and Fowler were scheduled to go off in their second round at 12:25 p.m. local time, but tee times have been moved up to between 7-9 a.m.in anticipation of a forecasted storm. A victory at Aronimink might even be enough for Jim Furyk to take the 24-year-old from San Diego as the final captain's pick for the Ryder Cup. After beginning the day tied for the lead, Woods fell to a tie for 10th five behind leader Xander Schauffele.

Tiger Woods has sent fans into a frenzy during the opening round of the BMW Championship, blitzing his way into a share of the lead with fellow superstar Rory McIlroy at Philadelphia's Aronimink Golf Club.

"It's been something I've been struggling with all year and it's been much better the last couple of weeks", he said. He then parred his next five holes ahead of a 16th hole birdie before his only bogey at his 17th. He pitched to 18 feet, a good shot up a ridge and onto a green that sloped away from him.

The 14-time Major victor (42) struggled with the blade in the first two playoff events, finishing 40th in the Northern Trust and tied 24th in the Dell Technologies Championship in Boston on Monday.

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The wide fairways and temperatures in the 90s that allowed the golf ball to seemingly fly forever made for such low scoring that 48 players in the 69-man field broke par.

Woods hit nothing longer than a 9-iron into the par 4s. Three holes later, he made a fantastic par save as he knocked an 80-yard wedge third at the par-4 15th inches beyond the cup. A birdie at 18 saw him turn in six-under 29, the first time he's broken 30 for nine holes on the PGA Tour since 2007. He holed an 8-foot birdie putt on No. 2, part of a run six straight birdies.

Instead, he missed the fairway on his next two tee shots, took bogey from about the same spot Woods was on No. 8, and those hopes were gone.

"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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