2012 BMW Championship: Rory McIlroy Leads After Day One, Tiger Woods Is Lurking

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.

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