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Tiger's old putter inspires 8-under round at BMW Championship

Tiger's old putter inspires 8-under round at BMW Championship

"I've got to make birdies", Woods said. Check in for highlights from every tournament plus player interviews, player profiles, tournament previews, swing analysis and all the greatest shots and awesome moments.

Woods implored himself to hole more putts with forecasted Friday night storms expected to further soften conditions at Aronimink.

After struggling with his putting during the first two legs of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, Woods returned to the Scotty Cameron putter he used in winning 13 of his 14 major titles.

Like Woods, McIlroy mixed a birdie and a bogey on the front side and bobbled again at 11, going to 1-over for the day and dropping back to 7-under for the tournament.

He drained the five-foot (1.5 metre) eagle putt and then added birdies at the 18th (his ninth), first and seventh before his first mistake of the day led to a bogey at the par-3 eighth.

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Moments later, McIlroy hit his tee shot at the 165-yard par-3 fifth to within three feet.

The 42-year-old American has made progress all season in his recovery from nagging back pain, leading in the final round of July's British Open before settling for a share of sixth and taking second in last month's PGA Championship.

Jordan Spieth, the third member of the star-studded group, was even through 11 holes.

"I hit it just as good (as the opening-round 62) and putted just as good, but nothing went in and that's the way it goes", a frustrated Woods said. He birdied three of the last four for a 67. Playing the back nine first, the Northern Irishman made six straight birdies from his ninth hole, the 18th, to go nine under and raise the possibility of shooting 59.

Instead, he missed the fairway on his next two tee shots, took bogey from about the same spot Woods was on No. 8, and those hopes were gone.


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