BMW Championship 2012: Rory McIlroy Finishes At 20-Under, Wins At Crooked Stick

Rory McIlroy is the winner at Crooked Stick, as he cruised past Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh to capture his third victory in the last five PGA Tour events.

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2012 FedEx Cup Standings: Brandt Snedeker Claims Title

Late Sunday afternoon, it was Brandt Snedeker, not Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy, who captured the 2012 FedEx Cup title.

Prior to the Tour Championship, Snedeker was in fifth place in the FedEx Cup standings, trailing McIlroy, Woods, Nick Watney and Phil Mickelson in the standings. Snedeker, however, finished ahead of the superstar quartet of golfers, after winning the Tour Championship with a score of 10-under.

McIlroy finished the Tour Championship well off Snedeker's pace, at 1-under. McIlroy, however, still finished in second place in the FedEx Cup standings.

Woods, Watney and Mickelson rounded out the top five of the final FedEx Cup standings for 2012.

Justin Rose had the biggest leap of anybody on Sunday, moving from No. 24 to No. 6 in the standing after finishing in second at the Tour Championship.

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2012 FedEx Cup Standings: Rory McIlroy Extends Lead, Texans Drop Out

With consecutive FedEx Cup victories in the past two weeks, Rory McIlroy has extended his lead to 3,232 points as the FedEx Cup Playoffs approaches its final event.

McIlroy shot a final-round five under par on Sunday to claim the BMW Championship trophy at 20 under par. McIlroy defeated Lee Westwood and Phil Mickelson by two strokes at the Carmel, Indiana event a week after winning the Deutche Bank Championship in Boston.

Mickelson's tied-for-second finish moved him from ninth-place all the way up to fourth, while Tiger Woods' fourth-place finish helped him overtake Nick Watney for second place in the standings.

The results of the BMW Championship cut the FedEx Cup Playoffs field to 30, and those 30 players will face off in the Tour Championship on September 17, which will be held at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia.

The cut to 30 meant the end of the playoffs for golfers with Houston-area connections. Former Texas alum Bob Estes tied for 37th in the tournament, which placed his final ranking at 58th place. Former Texas A&M Aggie Ryan Palmer finished ranked 55th.

Below is the top 10 headed into the playoff's final event (with the full 30 here).

RANK
THIS
WEEK

RANK
LAST
WEEK

PLAYER

EVENTS

PTS

WINS

TOP 10'S

PTS BEHIND

1

1

Rory McIlroy

15

7,299

4

9

2

3

Tiger Woods

18

4,067

3

8

3,232

3

2

Nick Watney

24

3,586

1

4

3,713

4

9

Phil Mickelson

21

3,420

1

7

3,879

5

4

Brandt Snedeker

21

3,357

1

6

3,942

6

5

Louis Oosthuizen

18

3,167

0

5

4,132

7

6

Dustin Johnson

18

3,097

1

8

4,202

8

23

Lee Westwood

14

2,726

0

7

4,573

9

8

Zach Johnson

23

2,576

2

6

4,723

10

7

Jason Dufner

21

2,575

2

8

4,724

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2012 BMW Championship Results: Rory McIlroy Finishes At -20, Wins Tournament

Rory McIlroy won the 2012 BMW Championship on Sunday by finishing at 20-under. He held off Lee Westwood and Phil Mickelson, who both finished at 18-under for the tournament.

Mickelson entered play on Sunday tied for the lead with Vijay Singh, but both golfers were unable to keep up with McIlroy, who finished strong on Saturday and kept that momentum rolling into Sunday, shooting a 5-under 67. While Mickelson still played fairly well in completing his day at 2-under, Singh struggled to a 1-over 73 and finished five shots off the lead.

Tiger Woods, who finished in a tie for fourth place with Robert Garrigus, rebounded from a somewhat-mediocre Saturday to shoot 4-under on Sunday. Both golfers completed the tournament at 17-under.

Texas native Bob Estes failed to shoot under-par for the first time during the weekend, as he completed Sunday's round at even-par and finished the tournament in a tie for 37th place at 5-under overall. Fellow Texan Ryan Palmer was 1-over for the third straight day, and completed his work at Crooked Stick at 3-under overall, which put him in a tie for 45th.

McIlroy has won three out of the last five PGA Tour events, and is tops on the 2012 PGA Money List with over $7.8 million in earnings after taking home $1.44 million for winning the BMW Championship.

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BMW Championship 2012: Phil Mickelson Shoots 8-Under Par, Atop Leaderboard

Phil Mickelson was on fire during his third round at the 2012 BMW Championship on Saturday afternoon. His third round score of 8-under was the best of any golfer on the day, and it put him in a tie with Vijay Singh for the lead. Mickelson had a stretch where he birded seven of 10, including making four straight during that run.

Singh shot a solid round; 3-under par on Saturday afternoon. His round was good but it was inconsistent as he did make seven birdies, but also had four bogies.

The leaderboard is tight as the top 11 golfers are within four strokes of Singh and Mickelson. Tiger Woods is in that group as he is three strokes back after shooting a 1-under par on Saturday.

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BMW Championship 2012: TV Schedule, Tee Times, Pairings For Saturday

The third round of the BMW championship is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. CT on Saturday morning at Crooked Stick in Carmel, Ind. So far, this tournament has been very exciting and is top heavy with big names leading the way, and only five strokes separate the No. 1 to No. 10 spots.

The leader after three rounds is Vijay Singh, who is currently 13-under par, and then Rory McIlory, Tiger Woods and Ryan Moore are all one stroke back of Singh.

First Tee

10:00 a.m Geoff Ogilvy Ben Curtis John Senden
10:11 a.m Kyle Stanley Sergio Garcia Ernie Els
10:22 a.m Luke Donald Brandt Snedeker Ben Crane
10:33 a.m Martin Laird Charl Schwartzel Brendon de Jonge
10:44 a.m Justin Rose Rickie Fowler Louis Oosthuizen
10:55 a.m Phil Mickelson Troy Matteson Chris Kirk
11:06 a.m. Adam Scott John Huh Zach Johnson
11:17 a.m Tom Gillis Robert Garrigus Ian Poulter
11:28 a.m Dustin Johnson Bill Haas Padraig Harrington
11:39 a.m Seung-Yul Noh Graham DeLaet Graeme McDowell
11:50 a.m Tiger Woods Lee Westwood Bo Van Pelt
1201 p.m. Vijay Singh Ryan Moore Rory McIlroy

Tenth Tee

10:00 a.m Jason Dufner Webb Simpson Jim Furyk
10:11 a.m Nick Watney David Hearn Ryan Palmer
10:22 a.m Matt Every Bubba Watson Bob Estes
10:33 a.m Johnson Wagner Bud Cauley Keegan Bradley
10:44 a.m Steve Stricker Kevin Stadler Brian Harman
10:55 a.m Tim Clark Matt Kuchar Charlie Wi
11:06 a.m Walker, Jimmy Piercy, Scott Mahan, Hunter
11:17 a.m Kevin Na Greg Chalmers J.B. Holmes
11:28 a.m Pat Perez D.A. Points Jeff Overton
11:39 a.m Carl Pettersson Charley Hoffman Dicky Pride
11:50 a.m Marc Leishman Mark Wilson
12:01 p.m. William McGirt Bryce Molder

NBC will have live coverage from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CT. The Golf Channel will have split coverage. They will begin broadcasting from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and then again from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Weather is possibly an issue at Carmel, Ind., and with the threat of a weather delay, these times are subject to change.

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BMW Championship Leaderboard: Vijay Singh Takes Top Spot On Leaderboard

Vijay Singh used a 6-under secound round to finish the day at 13-under on Friday, taking a one-shot lead headed into the weekend at the 2012 BMW Championship. The scores weren't quite as high on Friday as was seen in Thursday's opening round, yet Crooked Stick Golf Club still showed little resistance to the world's best golfers.

Ryan Moore, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are all tied for second place at 12-under. Lee Westwood made the big jump on the day, shooting 7-under to slide into the No. 5 spot on the leaderboard.

Texas Native Bob Estes rebounded from a disappointing opening round 71 and and is 3-under on the day through six holes and sits seven shots back at 4-under. Texas A&M alum Ryan Palmer, who shot 66 on Thursday, struggled mightily in the second round and fell to 5-under for the tournament after a 1-over 73.

The full top ten:

1. Vijay Singh -13
2t. Ryan Moore -12
2t. Rory McIlroy -12
2t. Tiger Woods -12
5t. Lee Westwood -11
5t. Bo Van Pelt -11
7t. Seung-Yul Noh -10
7t. Graham DeLaet -10
9t. Graeme McDowell -9
9t. Dustin Johnson -9

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BMW Championship 2012: Leaderboard Top Heavy After Thursday

Round one of the BMW Championship ended with a very top-heavy leaderboard and a four-way tie for first place. Webb Simpson, Bo Van Pelt, Rory McIlroy and Graham DeLaet all shot scores of 64 on the opening 18 holes, good for eight-under scores.

Texas native Bob Estes started strong but finished weak on Thursday during round one of play at Crooked Stick, ending up in 51st place with a one-under score. Texas A&M graduate Ryan Palmer, on the other hand, isn't doing too badly for himself with a six-under score that has him in tie for seventh place.

Tournament favorite Tiger Woods is only a stroke out of first place, tied with Vijay Singh with a seven-under score.

Here is the current top 9 on the leaderboard, which is followed by a several-way tie for 10th place.

1. Webb Simpson -8
t1. Bo Van Pelt -8
t1. Rory McIlroy -8
t1. Graham DeLaet -8
5. Tiger Woods -7
t5. Vijay Singh -7
7. Ryan Palmer -6
t7.Ryan Moore -6
t7. Luke Donald -6

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BMW Championship 2012: Leaderboard Tied Up At Top With Thursday Nearly Over

Some great golf has been played so far at the 2012 BMW Championship on Thursday, leading to a logjam at the top of the leaderboard as the first round nears its end. Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Bo Van Pelt and Graham DeLaet are tied for first place at 8-under, while tournament favorite Tiger Woods is right behind at 7-under, just a stroke behind.

Texas native Bob Estes is currently tied with several other golfers for 34th place at 2-under, though he still has a hole to play before his day is over. Meanwhile, Texas A&M alumnus Ryan Palmer is right in the thick of things at the top, a spot behind Tiger Woods in sixth place, tied with Vijay Singh at 6-under.

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BMW Championship Leaderboard: Low Scores Abound At Crooked Stick On Thursday

The 2012 BMW Championship began Thursday morning at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., and low scores are to be found. Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods lead a group of early leaders at 5-under.

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