When he finished his amazing run Thursday in the
"You get on runs like that, you get excited for the next hole because you know something good is going to happen, because you're in such a good frame of mind and everything is going in the right direction," Snedeker said.
He had a one-shot lead over
"I'm not exactly real happy," Woods said. "I played well, and I just didn't get much out of that round."
Low scoring was predicted at Conway Farms, north of Chicago, and Snedeker's round was proof of that. But as the wind picked up and shifted directions, the course was far from a pushover.
Rickie Fowler opened with a pair of double bogeys, followed by a pair of bogeys. He rallied for a 77.
"There's a good mixture of really hard holes and really good birdie opportunities. I think that makes for exciting golf,"
The top 30 players in the FedEx Cup after the BMW Championship advance to the Tour Championship next week at East Lake and a shot at the $10-million prize.
Westwood is at No. 30 and probably played himself out of a trip to East Lake, though he didn't appear to be healthy enough to play. McIlroy is at No. 41 and all but took himself out of the Tour Championship. He needs to finish somewhere around seventh in the 70-man field. His 78 put him in a tie for 66th.
"It's going to be a very uphill task," McIlroy said. "I'll try to get to even par as quickly as I can."
Rainout in France
The first day of play at the
Players were on the course for less than one hour before being forced to come off, and organizers decided to restart the round Friday with Thursday's scores annulled.