Ryder Cup 2018
Sep 8th, 2018
Tiger and Rory slip as Schaufelle stakes claim
And where's Tony Finau?
Xander Schauffele leads the BMW Championship in Philadelphia on -13 under after shooting a six-under 64. He's certainly giving Jim Furyk something to think about as he weighs up whether to pick Schaufelle or Tony Finau for his last Ryder Cup wild card.
Schauffele just missed out on an automatic spot in the team but could well earn the fourth and final wildcard pick (revealed on Monday) if he keeps this up.
Xander said: "I feel like I'm sort of on a mission here. I have lots to prove to myself... and I just want to win and just handle my business."
Rorys 69 saw him fall six places to joint-seventh on nine under, while Tiger is tied for 12th.
Meanwhile Justin Rose shot a seven-under-par 63 to move into second place at -11, two off the lead.
McIlroy had a one-under 69 for a nine-under total, one shot ahead of 14-time major winner Woods, who looked furious with himself after he bogeyed his final two holes in a level-par 70. The previous day he'd shot his lowest opening round (62 -8) since 1999. Tommy Fleetwood is one shot behind Woods after hitting eight birdies for an eight-under-par round of 62 to charge up the leaderboard.
Tiger said: "I hit it just as good and putted it just as good. Nothing went in. That's the way it goes. That round today was easily six, seven under par. It turned into even par which is not what I needed to do."
Over to Tony Finau to make it interested. Finau is five shots back from Schaufelle and needs a big weekend to edge out his compatriot.