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Ryan Moore at BMW Championship, 1st Rd.

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on Sep. 9, 2010 at 12:17 pm with 1 Comment »
September 9, 2010 12:17 pm

This week: PGA Tour’s BMW Championship, Thursday through Sunday, Cog Hill Golf and Country Club, Lemont, Ill.

First-round score: 6-under-par 65.

Position: Moore is tied for second, one stroke behind leader Matt Kuchar (64).

Recap: That is back-to-back tournaments in which the Puyallup product has started off with a spectacular round (shot season-low 64 at last week’s Deutsche Bank Championship). And it got rolling after three loose shots on the par-5 11th where he holed out from a front-greenside bunker for birdie, sparking a seven-birdies-in-eight-hole-stretch en route to a course-record 29 on Cog Hill’s back nine. “Just got a little positive momentum going from there,” Moore said. After that, he was radar-like with his iron play, especially with long-iron shots on the par-3 12th (3-iron to 5 feet) and 14th holes (4-iron to 20 feet), and the par-5 15th (5-iron from 200 yards out to pin-high, and two-putt for birdie). He finished off the stretch by canning an 11-foot putt on the finishing hole.

If he makes the cut Friday, he will tie his career-best mark of 17 made cuts in a season, set in 2007.

Moore quotable: “It doesn’t surprise me that I played this good of a round. You just never know when you’re going to make five birdies in a row.”

Tee time Friday: 9 a.m. PDT off the 10th tee.

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