It feels like we’ve gone back in time 10 years. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are tied for the lead atop a golf leaderboard. But interestingly enough, it’s the first time it’s ever happened.
Woods was ranked 140th on the tour for first round scoring prior to the BMW Championship, but needed just 29 strokes around the back nine at Aronimink GC. He then needed 33 strokes around the front to card an 8-under par 62 including a bogey at the difficult par-3 eighth; Woods’ best score in over five years.
A little later Rory McIlroy surged out of the blocks to also post the same score. McIlroy got it to 9-under par before consecutive bogeys, followed by a final hole birdie saw him tied for Woods at 8-under.
It’s the first time Woods and McIlroy have ever shared a lead on the PGA Tour.