Tracker: McIlroy shares 1st-round lead at BMW

Rory McIlroy during the first round of the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills.

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Rory McIlroy built a two-shot lead at one point during the first round of the BMW Championship.

But the world's top-ranked player bogeyed two out of his last three holes Thursday at Cherry Hills to shoot 3-under 67. He'll now begin the second round with a share of the top spot along with Jordan Spieth and Gary Woodland.

Overall, it was a tough day for scoring, as less than a third of the 69-player field shot under par. Phil Mickelson shot even-par 70 despite making just two bogeys, FedEx Cup leader Chris Kirk fired a 71 and Ryan Moore had the worst score of the day, a 10-over 80.

Play was suspended for the day due to inclement weather with nine players still out on the course. Those players will resume their first rounds at 11 a.m. local time on Friday.

Here's how it all unfolded Thursday in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., near Denver:

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Update No. 25: 7:23 p.m. ET

Graham DeLaet bogeys his final hole, the par-4 ninth to fall out of a tie for the lead. Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Gary Woodland are all in the clubhouse with 3-under 67s and share the top spot.

Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson are the only players who are still on the course at 2 under.

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Update No. 24: 6:30 p.m. ET

Rory McIlroy makes par at the par-4 ninth to close out an opening 3-under 67 while Phil Mickelson makes par on his final 12 holes to card an even-par 70.

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Update No. 23: 6:27 p.m. ET

Graham DeLaet isn't alone atop the leaderboard for long as he bogeys the par-3 sixth to drop back to 3 under. He now shares the lead with Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Gary Woodland.

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Update No. 22: 6:23 p.m. ET

Graham DeLaet is now the solo leader at 4 under after Rory McIlroy bogeyed the par-3 eighth to fall to 3 under.

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Update No. 21: 6:05 p.m. ET

And just like that, Rory McIlroy is no longer bogey-free. He bogeys the par-4 seventh to drop to 4 under and into a tie with Graham DeLaet for the lead.

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Update No. 20: 6 p.m. ET

Rory McIlroy still leads by two shots and is now 5 under through 15 holes. He's also bogey-free thanks in part to this great up-and-down par save at the par-4 fifth.

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Update No. 19: 5:54 p.m. ET

After bogeying the par-4 fifth, Jordan Spieth birdies Nos. 6 and 7 to move to 3 under, two shots back of Rory McIlroy. Spieth entered the week ninth in the FedEx Cup standings.

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Update No. 18: 5:26 p.m. ET

Adam Scott gets back to even par after birdieing the par-3 15th. It's the first birdie by any player at the 15th today.

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Update No. 17: 5:22 p.m. ET

Chris Stroud is currently 1 over through 10 holes. He also nearly aced the par-3 12th earlier today, coming just inches away from winning a new BMW.

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Update No. 16: 5:11 p.m. ET

Rory McIlroy makes his third straight birdie, nearly driving the green at the par-4 third and getting up and down for birdie. At 5 under through 12 holes, McIlroy leads by two shots.

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Update No. 15: 4:50 p.m. ET

Rory McIlroy nearly drives the green off the tee at the par-4 first hole and gets up and down for birdie. He then birdies the par-4 second to grab the outright lead at 4 under.

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Update No. 14: 4:28 p.m. ET

Martin Kaymer is currently tied for sixth at 2 under through 10 holes today. Kaymer had missed two cuts and hadn't finished better than T-56 in four PGA Tour starts since winning the U.S. Open until he tied for seventh last week at the Deutsche Bank.

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Update No. 13: 4:24 p.m. ET

Gary Woodland sinks a 15-foot birdie putt at the par-4 second to grab the outright lead at 4 under. Woodland entered the week at 29th in the FedEx Cup standings.

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Update No. 12: 4:16 p.m. ET

On Tuesday, U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson selected Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as captain's picks.

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Here's how those three players are doing so far today:

  • Bradley, even thru 11
  • Simpson, 1 over thru 10
  • Mahan, 2 over thru 8

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Update No. 11: 4:12 p.m. ET

Justin Rose gets a shot right back with a birdie at the par-5 11th. Rose rejoins the leaders at 3 under and it's now a five-way tie for the top spot (Rose, K.J. Choi, Gary Woodland, Hideki Matsuyama and Kevin Chappell).

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Update No. 10: 4:05 p.m. ET

Rory McIlroy finds the par-5 17th green with his second shot using a long iron. He then two-putts for birdie to get to 2 under. Through eight holes, the World No. 1 is a shot off the lead.

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Update No. 9: 4:01 p.m. ET

Phil Mickelson gets back to even par after draining a 12-footer for birdie at the par-3 sixth. Through seven holes, Mickelson is three shots back.

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Update No. 8: 3:58 p.m. ET

Justin Rose drops out of the lead with a bogey at the par-4 10th. While Rose falls to 2 under, Hideki Matsuyama, who entered the week at 30th in the FedEx Cup standings, birdies the par-4 18th, his ninth hole of the day, to join Gary Woodland and K.J. Choi at 3 under.

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Update No. 7: 3:51 p.m. ET

On Tuesday, Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson and Camilo Villegas attempted to re-create Arnold Palmer’s legendary tee shot from the final round of the 1960 U.S. Open, when "The King" drove the green with a persimmon driver at the 346-yard first hole to jump-start his final round. None of them managed to hit the green.

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Update No. 6: 3:47 p.m. ET

Justin Rose makes the turn still at 3 under, where he shares the lead with Gary Woodland and K.J. Choi. Rose birdied his first three holes, but has made six straight pars since.

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Update No. 5: 3:41 p.m. ET

Gary Woodland birdies the par-5 17th to move into a share of the lead at 3 under. Woodland found a fairway bunker off the tee at the 17th and had to lay up.

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Update No. 4: 3:31 p.m. ET

Phil Mickelson finds a left fairway bunker at the par-4 fifth and can only lay up into the fairway. He then can't get up and down and bogeys the hole to drop back to 1 over.

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Update No. 3: 3:27 p.m. ET

Adam Scott three-putt from 30 feet at the par-3 sixth to drop to 1 over. Scott hasn't finish worse than T-16 since The Players in May, where he tied for 38th.

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Update No. 2: 3:18 p.m. ET

Phil Mickelson entered the week at 56th in the FedEx Cup standings and he'll need to finish inside the top 6 and get a little help from other players to have any chance of advancing to the Tour Championship. Through four holes today, Mickelson is even par.

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Update No. 1: 3:06 p.m. ET

Rory McIlroy birdies the par-3 12th by sinking a 5-footer. Through his first four holes, the World No. 1 is 1 under. His playing competitors, Chris Kirk and Hunter Mahan, are 2 under and 1 over, respectively.

Justin Rose and K.J. Choi are tied for the early lead at 3 under.

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