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Rory McIlroy's second win in as many weeks has him well on top of the FedEx Cup Standings, as he's won two of the three FedEx Cup Playoffs events this season heading into the 30-man field for the Tour Championship.
West Chester native Jim Furyk will be one of those participating in the Tour Championship in two weeks, as his ninth-place finish at the BMW Championship earned him 400 points, moving him up three spots to 18th place in the standings and ensuring his spot in the Tour Championship.
The Tour Championship will determine who wins the overall FedEx Cup: It's mathematically possible for any of the 30 competitors in the field to bring home the PGA's overall points title and the $10 million prize that goes with it, but only the top five competitors -- McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Nick Watney, Phil Mickelson, and Brandt Snedeker -- will be assured of an overall victory with a win at the Tour Championship.
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Rory McIlroy fired a final-round 67 on Sunday at the 2012 BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club to capture his second straight PGA TOUR victory and all the momentum heading into the FedEx Cup finals at East Lake.
He came out of a four-way tie after making back-to-back birdies on the back nine, and it would be enough for the two-time major champion to hold off a host of capable challengers.
Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood would succumb to mistakes that would allow McIlroy to pull away. Westwood mishit a chip shot on the 14th hole that led to a bogey. He made a par on the par-5 15th and gave another stroke to the field en route to a 69.
Mickelson had a roller coaster ride of a round and finished with a two-under 70 after going into the day with a share of the lead.
Former world No. 1 Tiger Woods finished tied for fourth and shot a 68.
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The final round of the 2012 BMW Championship tees off on Sunday with Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh tied for the lead at 16-under. Mickelson made a charge to the top of the leaderboard on Saturday with a third-round 64, while Singh has been steady at the top for most of the weekend. The two men will be the final pair to take the course at 1:45 p.m. ET.
Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood are tied for third place, one shot back of the leaders. They will begin their final 18 at 1:35. Adam Scott, Robert Garrigus, and Dustin Johnson are two strokes behind and tied for fifth. Scott and Garrigus are set for a 1:25 start time, while Johnson is paired with Tiger Woods ten minutes earlier.
Woods is three back and all alone in eighth place. He lost ground to leaders while shooting a 71 on Saturday.
Pennsylvania native Jim Furyk is in 17th place at 10-under. He begins his day at 12:25. Furyk is projected to finish inside the top 30 of the FedEx Cup standings and advance to the Tour Championship.
For a complete list of tee times and live-updated scoring, check out Golf.com's leaderboard.
With only one round remaining in the 2012 BMW Championship, Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh have a share of the lead at the Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, IN.
Singh has been playing excellent golf this week, giving himself a chance heading into Sunday. Mickelson, on the other hand, charged ahead of the pack with an incredible Saturday, laying in the weeds before making a move.
Mickelson has struggled for much of 2012, but was dialed in on moving day with an eight-under 64, bringing him to 16-under on the week.
Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy are tied for third, one stroke behind the leaders at 15-under.
Tiger Woods looked all but out of it before rallying to have a round of one-under. Woods bogeyed four of the first eight holes to put himself three-over before landing birdies on three of the following four holes to get back in the race. Woods is currently three shots off the lead.
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In the third round of the 2012 BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, IN, Vijay Singh and Dustin Johnson are sharing the lead.
Singh has been out in front of the field for a large portion of the tournament with a score of 14-under, including being 1-under on Saturday through the first eight holes. Now he's tied with Johnson who has been streaking, scoring consecutive birdies on the 10th and 11th to force a tie. Johnson has five birdies in total on Saturday and is currently teeing off on the 12th hole.
Mickelson is on his game as well on Saturday. Mickelson has been dominant to start the weekend, shooting a five-under with four holes to play. Lefty is deadlocked for third place with Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell who are all one stroke off the pace.
The Northern Irishman has been consistent as time throughout the week after winning the Deutsche Bank Open on Monday.
Tiger Woods is having a much tougher afternoon, shooting two-over after nine holes. However, Woods did birdie on his last hole, the ninth. He's now four shots off the pace.
For a full look at the leaderboard, click here.
With the BMW Championship heading into the weekend, Vijay Singh currently sits atop the leaderboard at 13-under. Singh will no doubt have his followers on Saturday, but it's fair to say that fans are paying quite a bit of attention to who's behind him -- Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.
The pair are currently sitting at 12-under along with Ryan Moore, leaving the trio only one stroke behind Singh. On Friday, Tiger finished strong with back-to-back birdies on his final two holes to keep pace with McIlroy and Moore. Indiana native Bo Van Pelt will also draw a nice crowd of supporters on Saturday as he's currently tied for fifth with Lee Westwood. The pair are right in the hunt at 11-under.
Due to thunderstorms in the area this weekend, the second round was played early on Friday and play on Saturday will be pushed back. Play will take place in groups of three due to the scheduling change. NBC's coverage will kick off at noon and action on the Golf Channel will start at 3:30 p.m. Tee times and groupings can be found here.
Vijay Singh is the leader at the 2012 BMW Championship after Day 2 in Carmel, Ind. Singh is one stroke ahead of Ryan Moore, Tiger Woods, and Rory McIlroy after a second-round 66 brought him to 13-under for the tournament.
Moore and Singh are both in need of good results this weekend, as they began the tournament outside of the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings. A top-30 finish is needed to advance to the Tour Championship. Singh is projected to shoot all the way up to fourth if he were to hold on for the win. Moore is now projected to finish in 11th after a 66 on Friday.
Woods and McIlroy both sit at 12-under for the weekend, but their second days were markedly different. Woods was steady, posting five birdies and no bogeys. McIlroy was all over the map, tallying six birdies, an eagle, and four bogeys to finish with a 68.
West Chester native Jim Furyk is at 5-under for the weekend after a 70 on Friday. Furyk came into the tournament in position to qualify for the Tour Championship, and he is currently projected at 25th in the standings.
For live-updated scoring, head to Golf.com's leaderboard.
Rory McIlroy has birdied his first two holes of the day and sits tied atop the BMW Championship leaderboard with Bo Van Pelt at 10-under on Friday in early second round play at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind.
American Ryan Moore just finished the front nine at 4-under, tying him for the lead at 10-under as well, while a duo of Graeme McDowell and Seung-yul Noh are off to blistering 4-under par starts to their rounds and are tied for third place at 8-under with two others in the third leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Tiger Woods is even par through three holes in his second round so far, currently good for a tie for tenth place at 7-under. Pennsylvania native Jim Furyk is even par through three as well, and remains seven strokes off the lead at 3-under par.
Tee times were pushed up to begin earlier this morning due to threats of afternoon thunderstorms.
With the first round of action complete in the 2012 BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., tee times and groups, which can be seen below, are set for the second round of the FedEx Cup playoffs' third leg on Friday.
The threat of afternoon thunderstorms have forced tee times to be moved up three hours in an effort to get the entire second round in the books on Friday.
Rory McIlroy, at 8-under, is tied with three others for the lead while Tiger Woods sits one back at 7-under par. Woods and McIlroy, along with Nick Watney (-2), will make up one of Friday's featured groups. They're set to tee off at 9:39 a.m. ET.
Jim Furyk, a native of West Chester, Pa., heads into the second round at 3-under, tied for 29th place in the tournament.
All times are Eastern.
Groups going off No. 1:
|8:00 am||Overton, Jeff||McDowell, Graeme||Gillis, Tom|
|8:11 am||Wagner, Johnson||Moore, Ryan||Chalmers, Greg|
|8:22 am||Rose, Justin||Westwood, Lee||Fowler, Rickie|
|8:33 am||Stricker, Steve||Donald, Luke||Els, Ernie|
|8:44 am||Holmes, J.B.||Ogilvy, Geoff||Points, D.A.|
|8:55 am||Hoffman, Charley||Pride, Dicky|
|9:06 am||Walker, Jimmy||Curtis, Ben||Poulter, Ian|
|9:17 am||Haas, Bill||Piercy, Scott||Stanley, Kyle|
|9:28 am||Dufner, Jason||Johnson, Zach||Mickelson, Phil|
|9:39 am||McIlroy, Rory||Watney, Nick||Woods, Tiger|
|9:50 am||Hearn, David||Matteson, Troy||DeLaet, Graham|
|10:01 am||Na, Kevin||de Jonge, Brendon||Kirk, Chris|
Groups going off No. 10:
|8:00 am||Leishman, Marc||Noh, Seung-Yul||McGirt, William|
|8:11 am||Garrigus, Robert||Stadler, Kevin||Cauley, Bud|
|8:22 am||Watson, Bubba||Pettersson, Carl||Bradley, Keegan|
|8:33 am||Snedeker, Brandt||Oosthuizen, Louis||Johnson, Dustin|
|8:44 am||Singh, Vijay||Laird, Martin||Harman, Brian|
|8:55 am||Crane, Ben||Schwartzel, Charl
|9:06 am||Clark, Tim||Wilson, Mark||Molder, Bryce|
|9:17 am||Scott, Adam||Senden, John||Huh, John|
|9:28 am||Simpson, Webb||Van Pelt, Bo||Furyk, Jim|
|9:39 am||Kuchar, Matt||Mahan, Hunter||Garcia, Sergio|
|9:50 am||Perez, Pat||Harrington, Padraig||Palmer, Ryan|
|10:01 am||Wi, Charlie||Estes, Bob||Every, Matt|
The first round of the 2012 BMW Championship, the third leg of the FedEx Cup playoff, is in the books. There's a four way tie atop the leaderboard, with Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Bo Van Pelt, and Graham DeLaet tied at 8-under par. McIlroy was paired with Tiger Woods, and both Woods and Vijay Singh are a stroke back at 7-under. Woods had nine birdies with only a pair of bogies en route to his 65, while Singh finished on a tear shooting 7-under for the final ten holes.
Ryan Palmer, Ryan Moore, and Luke Donald all shot 66 to finish two stokes back at 6-under, and there's a crowd of six players including Zach Johnson only a stroke behind them.
Some other big names that are around the top of the leaderboard include Ernie Els at 4-under and Phil Mickelson at 3-under. Mickelson had a good start to the round, but struggled down the stretch. Westchester native Jim Furyk is even with Mickelson at 3-under.
For a complete look at the leaderboard, click here.
The first round of the 2012 BMW Championship is underway.
The 2012 BMW Championship gets going on Thursday afternoon with Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods headlining the field.