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BMW Championship 2012: Tiger Woods 1-Stroke Behind Rory McIlroy And 3 Others

Tiger Woods shot a 7-under par 65 to sit one stroke behind four people, including World's No. 1 Rory McIlroy after the first round of the BMW Championship held at Crooked Stick in Carmel, IN. Webb Simpson, Bo Van Pelt and Graham DeLaet also shot an 8-under 64 to take a share of the lead into Friday.

Woods started off the round with birdies on holes No. 1 and 2, and kept the momentum going, shooting nine birdies on the day to go along with bogeys on holes No. 4 and 14.

McIlroy carried over the momentum from his victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship last week with seven birdies on the day to go with an eagle on the par-5 15th. A bogey on No. 14 was the only blemish on an otherwise stellar round.

2012 Masters Champion and Bagdad, FL native Bubba Watson finished five stokes behind the leaders at 3-under par, and

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