(Owings Mills) Rory McIlroy had his best first round in nearly a year on Thursday and shares the BMW Championship lead with John Ram and Sam Burns.
McIlroy landed an eagle at the age of 16NS Hole in Caves Valley and hand a 64 card (minus 8), as did Ram and Burns.
McIlroy hasn’t started a tournament so low since he entered 64th in the PGA Tour last year. Currently running 28NS In the FedEx Cup standings, only the top 30 advance to the next tournament.
“I have already tried a series in which I was in the lead group. When you are in top 3 From the FedEx Cup arrangement, it could play into your mind, he explained. I’m in a position where I have to play well to come back next week. ”
As for Ram, he is relaxed and unrelenting as usual.
The US Open champion and world number one had five birds in the top nine and made no mistakes. was 15NS times in the last 17 rounds he finished his day in his 60s.
Ram returned from third in his first FedEx Cup playoff, when he lost a one-stroke lead into the second nine.
Burns was buggy and played 64 for the fourth time in his last eight rounds. Despite being in a great position to compete in the PGA Tour Championship, Burns is popular because he could become one of the six US captain’s picks for the Ryder Cup.
It’s a tough situation for many players, who would like to automatically take sixth and last place on the American team, or at least catch Steve Stryker’s attention.
“For now, I’m focused on figuring out what I’m going to eat and I’m going to get on with my work,” Burns said.
He brought eighteen card-67 or less players to Caves Valley, including Sergio Garcia (65), Patrick Cantlay (66), Tony Fino, Xander Scudley and Dustin Johnson (67).
Finau won the Northern Trust tournament in overtime last week after he and Cameron Smith showed their -20 points total. This finding may still be needed in Caves Valley.
Canadian Mackenzie Hughes played 69, tied 29NS in the standings, while fellow countryman Corey Conners (70) tied 42 .NS Rank. Connors is currently part of Top 30 In the FedEx Cup Ranking.
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