Live blog: Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods grab share of BMW lead with 62s

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Live blog: Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods grab share of BMW lead with 62s

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Live blog: Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods grab share of BMW lead with 62s

The first round of the BMW Championship takes place Thursday at Aronimink Golf Club in Newton Square, Pa.

We’ll track all first-day action. Follow along below…

Update No. 7 (5:31 p.m. ET): McIlroy gives himself an eagle putt at No. 9 and two-putts for birdie to match Tiger’s opening 62.

Update No. 6 (5:01 p.m. ET): Another bogey for McIlroy, at the par-3 eighth, and he’s now 7 under and a shot back of Tiger.

Update No. 5 (4:46 p.m. ET): Rory misses his par save and is now 8 under through 16 holes. Needs to go birdie-eagle to shoot 59, which is unlikely considering how difficult No. 8 has played.

Update No. 4 (4:44 p.m. ET): McIlroy gets aggressive at the 396-yard par-4 seventh, going with drive and ending up in a thick lie left of the fairway. Good angle but McIlroy leaves his approach short and in a greenside bunker. He blasts out to 6 feet and will have that left to save par and keep his 59 chances alive.

Update No. 3 (4:31 p.m. ET): McIlroy has about 22 feet and runs his birdie try just by on the right. He’ll make par and now needs two birdies in his last three holes for 59.

Update No. 2 (4:24 p.m. ET): McIlroy drives it through the fairway at the par-4 sixth and ends up in an awkward lie in the rough. He does have only about 80 yards left and he gets the ball to run on the green. He’ll have about 30 feet left for birdie.

Update No. 1 (4:17 p.m. ET): Six straight birdies warrants a tracker. Rory McIlroy has hit approach shots inside of 10 feet on six straight holes now and has converted his birdie attempt each time. He is 9 under through 14 holes on this par-70 layout, which means two more birdies on his last four holes will give him a 59. He has the short par-4 seventh and par-5 ninth left, too.

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