McIlroy still in the groove at Deutsche Bank Championship

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Updated: September 7, 2012

World No 1 Rory McIlroy birdied his final two holes to earn a four-way share of the lead in the first round of the BMW Championship on Thursday while playing partner Tiger Woods was a shot back.

McIlroy, fresh off his win at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday, mixed an eagle, seven birdies and a lone bogey for an eight-under 64 at Crooked Stick Golf Club that put him in a tie for the lead with Americans Webb Simpson and Bo Van Pelt and Canadian Graham DeLaet.

Woods’ play in the opening round offered more proof that the world No 3 is close to recapturing his best form shooting an opening 65 alongside former Major winner Vijay Singh.