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

Head over to Golf.com for a complete leaderboard.

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