Number of strokes under par for co-leaders Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, who shot 62s at the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship on Thursday. Woods made the turn in 6-under 29 after starting his round on the back side at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa. After holing a 13½-foot birdie putt on his 10th hole, the par-4 first, to go 7 under through 10, a “59 watch” was underway. But Woods could manage only two birdies and a bogey on the closing holes. McIlroy, who also started on the back nine, got as low as 9 under through 14 holes before making consecutive bogeys at his 16th and 17th holes. He grabbed a share of the lead with a two-putt birdie at the par-5 ninth. Xander Schauffele, who is on the short list for U.S. captain Jim Furyk’s final selection on the Ryder Cup team, shot 63 to stand alone in third. The BMW Championship is the third of four FedEx Cup playoff tournaments. The top 30 will advance to the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta in two weeks (scores).
Percentage of respondents who answered “Yes” to the Morning Read social-media question that asked, “Did Phil Mickelson deserve to be selected by U.S. captain Jim Furyk for the Ryder Cup?”
Score for Germany’s Maximilian Kieffer, who held the first-round lead in the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Crans Montana, Switzerland. Kieffer, who birdied three of his final five holes to stand 6 under, led France’s Julien Guerrier, Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen, England’s Andy Sullivan and Japan’s Hideto Tanihara by one stroke. Kieffer, 28, in his sixth season on the European Tour, is seeking his first victory (scores).