BMW Championship: Tiger Woods jumps up leaderboard, shoots 5-under 67

first_imgTiger Woods needed a low number, and he got it during Round 3 at the BMW Championship.After Woods, a two-time FedEx Cup champion, shot 71 the first two rounds of the tournament, he was sitting at the bottom of the pack — a spot you don’t want to be in this time of the year when FedEx Cup points can make or break your season. Woods sat tied for 31st place when he finished.He’ll need another low round to move further up the leaderboard if he hopes to continue playing. Woods will have to place no worse than solo 11th to move into the top 30 in the FedEx Cup Standings and defend his Tour Championship title next week. But Saturday at Medinah Course No. 3, Woods was finally able to put together a low round highlighted by five birdies.He went bogey-free and was hitting the ball as well as he could have. It was Woods’ ninth career bogey-free round in the FedExCup Playoffs. Related News BMW Championship: Hideki Matsuyama breaks course record, takes leadcenter_img Five birdies [email protected] is trying to book a return trip to the @playofffinale. #QuickHits pic.twitter.com/e8N913oysN— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 17, 2019When Woods entered the clubhouse, he was in the top 20 in strokes gained on approach shots, driving, from tee to green and with his putter — a massive improvement from earlier in the week.A birdie-birdie finish for Woods would project him to 28th in the standings. Tiger will have a great chance Sunday to move on to Atlanta to defend his Tour Championship title.— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGolf) August 17, 2019He just missed breaking into the top 25 by the time he finished his round.  BMW Championship: Tiger Woods cards another 71 in Round 2, still at bottom of packlast_img

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