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Kuchar holds it together at Cog Hill

 Tiger Woods reacts after his tee shot on the 16th hole during the first round at the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lemont, Ill., Thursday, Sept...
 Tiger Woods watches after his tee shot on the 17th hole during the second round at the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lemont, Ill., Friday, Sept...
 Charlie Wi, of South Korea, hits his second shot on the 13th hole during the second round at the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lemont, Ill., Fr...
 Justin Leonard hits out of a bunker on the 14th hole during the second round at the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lemont, Ill., Friday, Sept. 1...
 Paul Casey, of England, lines up a putt on the hole during the 14th second round at the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lemont, Ill., Friday, Sep...
 Matt Kuchar hits out of the rough on the 17th hole during the second round at the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lemont, Ill., Friday, Sept. 10,...
 Matt Kuchar hits his second shot on the 18th hole during the second round at the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lemont, Ill., Friday, Sept. 10, ...
 Matt Kuchar, center, looks toward the green from the rough on the 17th hole during the second round at the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lemont...

BMW Championship Golf

Tiger Woods reacts after his tee shot on the 16th hole during the first round at the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lemont, Ill., Thursday, Sept...

BMW Championship Golf

Tiger Woods watches after his tee shot on the 17th hole during the second round at the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lemont, Ill., Friday, Sept...

BMW Championship Golf

Charlie Wi, of South Korea, hits his second shot on the 13th hole during the second round at the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lemont, Ill., Fr...

BMW Championship Golf

Justin Leonard hits out of a bunker on the 14th hole during the second round at the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lemont, Ill., Friday, Sept. 1...

BMW Championship Golf

Paul Casey, of England, lines up a putt on the hole during the 14th second round at the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lemont, Ill., Friday, Sep...

BMW Championship Golf

Matt Kuchar hits out of the rough on the 17th hole during the second round at the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lemont, Ill., Friday, Sept. 10,...

BMW Championship Golf

Matt Kuchar hits his second shot on the 18th hole during the second round at the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lemont, Ill., Friday, Sept. 10, ...

BMW Championship Golf

Matt Kuchar, center, looks toward the green from the rough on the 17th hole during the second round at the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lemont...

Matt Kuchar was feeling terrible and playing even worse. He managed to keep it together Friday in the BMW Championship to tie for the lead with Charlie Wi.
Kuchar made four bogeys through eight holes as he battled an infection that made it difficult to stand up. He rallied with four birdies on the back nine for a 1-over 72 and goes into the weekend atop the leaderboard.
Wi wrote a reminder to himself to stay patient, and it paid off in a round of 69.
They were at 6-under 136, one shot ahead of Marc Leishman, a runner-up at Cog Hill last year, whose 65 was the best score of the day.
Tiger Woods made another double bogey and shot 72, leaving him nine shots behind in a tie for 40th. He needs to finish around fifth to qualify for the FedEx Cup finale at the Tour Championship.


Updated : 2021-03-08 15:39 GMT+08:00