BMW Championship 2012: Day 2 Leaderboard Updates, Highlights and More

Justin Welton@JustinWeltonAnalyst IISeptember 7, 2012

CARMEL, IN - SEPTEMBER 07:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland (L) walks with Tiger Woods on the 11th hole during the second round of the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club on September 7, 2012 in Carmel, Indiana.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Golf is a much better product when the top guns are playing well. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are easily golf's biggest studs and they have put on quality performances during several segments of the 2012 campaign.

The BMW Championship has been no different as both McIlroy and Woods are tied at 12-under, one shot behind Vijay Singh.

Here is the leaderboard after two rounds: 





Vijay Singh



Ryan Moore



Tiger Woods



Rory McIlroy



Lee Westwood



Bo Van Pelt



Seung-yul Noh 



Graham Delaet



Graeme McDowell


The full leaderboard is available via


Vijay Singh talks about his struggles during the weekends of recent events and his confidence going forward in this tournament. 

Rory McIlroy talks about his position going into the weekend and answers if he's getting tired. 


Vijay Singh has been tremendous through two rounds of the BMW Championship. He is hitting 82.1 percent of his fairways and has only recorded two bogeys compared to 13 birdies, according to ESPN's statistics.

He has put himself into great position heading into the final two days of the tournament. 

Woods, on the other hand, hasn't had a problem with the first two days of golf tournaments this year. It's all about the weekend—something we aren't used to pinpointing about Woods' overall golf game.

The old Tiger Woods was fantastic during the weekend. The Tiger Woods we are witnessing after his comeback has been nothing of the sort. 

Back to the main point—Tiger and Rory. Golf has always been a fascinating sport full of strategy, confidence and demeanor. But there are some people who couldn't care less about watching what they consider a "boring sport" on television. 

Golf is special when the top guns are playing well, which is why the latter part of the golf year has been fantastic theater. Both McIlroy and Woods are playing extraordinarily well of late. ESPN's Numbers Never Lie points out just how great the two have been playing. 

-53* Heading into today, Rory McIlroy (-28) and Tiger Woods (-25) are a combined 53-under in their last 10 rounds.…

— Numbers Never Lie (@ESPN_Numbers) September 7, 2012

Now if only both could be paired and playing at the top of their games come Sunday during the final round: Wouldn't that be great? It may just happen. 

Check out for all Round 3 tee times for Saturday.