Rory McIlroy is tied for the BMW lead

Rory McIlroy had seven birdies and an eagle in his 64 on Thursday at the BMW Championship.

CARMEL, Ind. — Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy seem to be spending a lot of time together these days. That included the top of the leaderboard Thursday in the BMW Championship.


McIlroy was dialed in with his irons and birdied his last two holes for 8-under-par 64 that got him into a four-way tie for the lead at Crooked Stick.

Woods chipped in from 30 feet for birdie on his last hole and is one shot behind at 65.

They made it look easy, and Crooked Stick was every bit of that because of heavy rains earlier in the week.

Indiana native Bo Van Pelt, U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson and Graham DeLaet also are at 64.

Crooked Stick was so vulnerable that all but five holes played under par.

EUROPEAN TOUR: In Hilversum, Netherlands, Raphael Jacquelin and Fabrizio Zanotti shot 5-under-
par 65s in the opening round of the KLM Open to set the course record at Hilversumsche Golf Club.

Jacquelin had five birdies and an eagle to match his 65 from two years ago when the event was played under a “preferred lie” rule. That means he and Zanotti now hold the official course lows.

Scott Jamieson had the low round of the former Augusta State golfers. Jamieson shot 68 while Oliver Wilson shot 71 and Jamie Elson had 72.

LPGA TOUR: In Williams­burg, Va., Jiyai Shin, an eight-time winner on the LPGA Tour who is winless this year, shot 9-under-par 62 to take the lead in the Kingsmill Championship.

Dewi Claire Schreefel was 7-under when play was suspended by darkness.

Four players shot 65, including Paula Creamer.

Defending champion Cristie Kerr opened with 1-over 72.



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