Jim Furyk’s status for both the Tour Championship and the Presidents Cup were uncertain after a left wrist injury forced him to withdraw from the BMW Championship on Thursday after just six holes. He hit a 346-yard drive with the wind at his back, and had 44 yards to the ninth green when play was stopped because of approaching storms.
He followed that miscue by picking up five strokes in his next four holes with a birdie at 18, a hole out from a fairway bunker for eagle at the first and birdies at the second and third.
After needing to make his way back through the Web.com Tour previous year , Sean O’Hair finds himself one of the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings. Spieth found his groove with a shot into 4 feet on No. 3 for another birdie. Day will return Friday morning to post his first career 59, or his first 60 since he was 13 (sort of), or his first 61 on the PGA Tour. The slow start in the PGA Tour postseason did cost him No. 1 in the FedEx Cup, though he still has a clear shot at the $10 million bonus next week in Atlanta.
McIlroy had four birdies and a bogey to sit on three under with six holes remaining, good enough for a tie for 12th alongside the likes of Zach Johnson, who completed his round of 68, and Phil Mickelson, who has three holes to play.
Italy’s Francesco Molinari was tied for second at 65 with Sweden’s Kristoffer Broberg and India’s Shiv Kapur. If you look at it over the last two years, I feel like I’ve played pretty much the best. I didn’t think I’d have an opportunity of shooting 59. He received high-fives and fist-bumps from playing partners Jason Day and Rickie Fowler on the tee box. Kane has not been charged, but the investigation has shadowed the Stanley Cup champions for weeks as they prepare for the season.
Not exactly. This course is actually a par-71, a fact Day didn’t learn until Spieth notified him on their final hole.
“Now that I’m fit again and playing solid golf, I’m looking to finish the year strongly, so Turkey will be a key tournament for me”, said the four-time major champion of the first event in the four-tournament Final Series.
“I probably should have known that because there’s three par-5s, but I wasn’t paying attention”, Day continued.
“If it goes in, it goes in”, said Day. “So, I don’t know if flinching is the right word, but I’m having a hard time getting through the ball on the ground right now”.
As the 22-year-old Texan revelled in finally making a little headway into Day’s hot start, the Australian buried the birdie.