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McIlroy & Woods slip back as Schauffele catches fire

09 September, 2018, 01:15 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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Schauffele almost holed a wedge on his second hole, rolled in a 40-foot birdie putt in the middle of his round Friday and wound up with a 6-under-par 64 in the BMW Championship for the lowest 36-hole score of his career and a two-shot lead over Justin Rose.

The British Open runner-up posted a 13-under 127 total, while Englishman Justin Rose shot 63 to roar into second place on 11-under.

It gave Woods an eight-under score and he a share of the lead with Rory McIlroy.

Woods also had a disappointing second day and slipped five shots off the lead to tied 12th after a level-par 70. Fox is four under after two rounds.

Furyk on Monday will make his final pick to complete the team to take on Europe this month. I get good support around here.

Woods tied for 24th last week at the Dell Technologies Championship, where he had put a new TaylorMade prototype putter in play, one that looks similar to the Cameron but that has grooves on the face much like the mallet-like putter he had been using. "I should have been a few better but hopefully that's the bad one out of the way".


"It was just one of those days", he said after taking a profligate 33 putts. "Just the way it goes".

And when he did have them, Woods didn't make them.

"That's the way it goes. Everyone's going low and birdies could be had".

A group three behind included American Rickie Fowler, making his comeback after missing the first two FedExCup playoff events while nursing a partial tear of an oblique muscle on the right side of his abdomen.

He enters the week 25th in the FedEx Cup standings and needs to stay in the top 30 to qualify for the Tour Championship.

The man in the box seat for the last ticket to Paris remains the equally impressive Tony Finau, who matched his rival's 64 on Friday to lie five off the lead and continue his wonderful form this season, including three top 10s in the four majors and two top-four finishes heading into this event.

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