Rory McIlroy takes early share of lead at second FedEx Cup play-off event
Rory McIlroy signed for a 64 to take a share of the lead at the BMW Championship as he aims for a spot in the Tour Championship.
The Northern Irishman carded four birdies on the front nine in Baltimore and an eagle on the 16th helped him to eight under.
McIlroy currently sits 28th in the FedEx Cup with only the top 30 after the weekend going on to Atlanta next week.
The 32-year-old shares top spot with US Open winner Jon Rahm and American Sam Burns.
A shot off the leading trio is Sergio Garcia who had a clean round of 65, while 18 players went round in 67 or less on Thursday.
England’s Paul Casey could have been among them but bogeyed the 18th, and Ireland’s Shane Lowry carded a one-under 71 for a share of 47th alongside Lee Westwood.
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England’s Tommy Fleetwood and Aaron Rai are the best of the British contingent, closing out Thursday on four under par.
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