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Sep 15, 2013

Happier Woods back in contention after rules violation

LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Reuters) – Tiger Woods surged back into contention for the BMW Championship on Saturday, a day after he was left fuming after being docked two strokes for a rules violation in the second round.

Though he still disagreed with the penalty imposed on him for a moving ball, he was in much more upbeat mood after putting himself in position to clinch his sixth PGA Tour victory of the season after ending the third round four shots off the pace.

Sep 14, 2013

Furyk one ahead at Conway Farms, Tiger four back

LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Reuters) – Jim Furyk, co-leader overnight with Brandt Snedeker, withstood strong runs from Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker to move one stroke in front after Saturday’s third round of the BMW Championship.

Fresh from his stunning 12-under-par 59 on Friday, American Furyk recorded three birdies after the turn before bogeying the last for a two-under 69 on a sunny day at Conway Farms Golf Club where the breezes strengthened in the afternoon.

Sep 14, 2013

Furyk sets early pace in third round, Tiger lurks

LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Reuters) – Jim Furyk took advantage of a stumbling start by playing partner Brandt Snedeker to move one shot clear midway through Saturday’s third round at the BMW Championship with Tiger Woods in hot pursuit.

While Furyk covered the front nine in even 35 after mixing a bogey at the fourth with a birdie at the seventh, his overnight co-leader dropped shots at the second, fourth and fifth, then birdied the sixth and ninth to reach the turn in one over.

Sep 14, 2013

Battling McIlroy benefits from speedy third round

LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Reuters) – With his BMW Championship title defense in tatters after two poor scores over the first two days, Rory McIlroy made a welcome return to form during a lightning-fast display in Saturday’s third round.

Paired with American Charley Hoffman in the first group to tee off after lying stone last in the elite field of 70 overnight, McIlroy fired a sparkling three-under-par 68 in warm, sunny conditions at Conway Farms Golf Club.

Sep 14, 2013

Golf-Fuming Woods docked two shots at BMW Championship

LAKE FOREST, Illinois, Sept 13 (Reuters) – A livid Tiger Woods refused to speak to reporters following his second round at the BMW Championship on Friday after he was penalised two shots for a rules violation on his opening hole.

The infraction occurred on the par-four first at Conway Farms Golf Club where Woods struck his second shot over the back of the green under trees, then tried to remove a twig from his ball before playing his third.

Sep 14, 2013

Golf – Forgotten man Snedeker dumbfounded by Furyk’s 59

LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Reuters) – Brandt Snedeker was the forgotten man at the BMW Championship on Friday, despite ending the second round tied for the lead, after he was totally overshadowed by co-leader Jim Furyk’s magical 59.

While Snedeker played well in tricky, gusting conditions to shoot a three-under-par 68 at Conway Farms Golf Club, he was dumbfounded after learning that Furyk had become only the sixth player to fire a 59 on the PGA Tour.

Sep 14, 2013

Forgotten man Snedeker dumbfounded by Furyk’s 59

LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Reuters) – Brandt Snedeker was the forgotten man at the BMW Championship on Friday, despite ending the second round tied for the lead, after he was totally overshadowed by co-leader Jim Furyk’s magical 59.

While Snedeker played well in tricky, gusting conditions to shoot a three-under-par 68 at Conway Farms Golf Club, he was dumbfounded after learning that Furyk had become only the sixth player to fire a 59 on the PGA Tour.

Sep 14, 2013

Golf – Rory McIlroy’s woes continue at Conway Farms

LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy’s dwindling hopes of qualifying for next week’s season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta all but disappeared on Friday after he struggled once again at the BMW Championship.

The Northern Irish world number four, winner here last year during a storming finish to his 2012 campaign, battled to a six-over-par 77 to end the second round at Conway Farms Golf Club stone last in the elite field of 70.

Sep 14, 2013

McIlroy’s woes continue at Conway Farms

LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy’s dwindling hopes of qualifying for next week’s season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta all but disappeared on Friday after he struggled once again at the BMW Championship.

The Northern Irish world number four, winner here last year during a storming finish to his 2012 campaign, battled to a six-over-par 77 to end the second round at Conway Farms Golf Club stone last in the elite field of 70.

Sep 14, 2013

Golf – ‘Mr 59′ Furyk joins Snedeker at the top

LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Reuters) – Jim Furyk stole the limelight in stunning fashion at the BMW Championship on Friday, rocketing into a share of the second-round lead after becoming only the sixth player to shoot a 59 on the PGA Tour.

The 43-year-old American hit a gap wedge to three feet on his final hole, the par-four ninth, and calmly sank the putt for a magical 12-under-par 59 to end a breezy day at Conway Farms Golf Club tied at the top with compatriot Brandt Snedeker.