Vijay leads Tiger, Rory by 1 at BMW Championship
September 8, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Vijay Singh fired a 6-under 66 on Friday to jump into the lead at the midway point of the BMW Championship, the third PGA Tour Playoff event.
Singh finished 36 holes at 13-under 131 and is one shot clear of some major stars at Crooked Stick.
Rory McIlroy, the No. 1 player in the world, a first-round co-leader, last week's Deutsche Bank Championship winner, the FedExCup points leader and the PGA champion, birdied the last for a 4-under 68.
"It wasn't as good a day as yesterday," said McIlroy. "I didn't hit the ball quite as well, but scored well and did enough to go out there and shoot another good number and set myself up in a good position going into the weekend."
Tiger Woods played in the same group with McIlroy the first two rounds and also birdied the 18th for a 5-under 67. He matched McIlroy and Ryan Moore, who carded a 66 on Friday, at 12-under 132.
"Today was a struggle," admitted Woods. "I fought hard to shoot a number today, and the way I was hitting it, I figured if I could get to double digits under par it would be a good accomplishment. I got a couple more out of it."
Lee Westwood had a 7-under 65 and is tied for fifth with Bo Van Pelt, the second first-round co-leader, who had a 3-under 69 in round two. That pair is knotted at 11-under par.