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BMW Championship: Singh leads at halfway point

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By Zak Kozuchowski

GolfWRX Managing Editor

Vijay Singh is more than twice the age of some of the players in the field this week at the BMW Championship. But the 49-year-old has the lead at 13-under par at the tournament, the last event before the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship.

Singh started the week in Carmel, Ind., wondering if he could advance to the next stage of the Playoffs for the FedExCup. He entered  49th in the points list, needing to advance to the top 30 to move on to the final round. After his 66 in Round 2 that included only one bogey, however, Singh is currently projected to occupy the fourth position in the points list.

“I’ve to keep it going,” Singh said. “I’ve been playing well for two days for a while now, but I need four days of good playing.

“Sooner or later, I think four days is going to happen, and hopefully it starts this week.”

Nipping at Singh’s heels are 23-year-old Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, who were scheduled to play together in the penultimate pairing in Round 3 until weather concerns forced officials to have players tee off in threesomes on Saturday. This means McIlroy will be in the final group with Singh and Ryan Moore , who shot his second-straight 66 of the week to finish at 12-under with Woods and McIlroy, who shot 67 and 68 respectively.

First-round co-leader Webb Simpson stumbled after a bogey-free 64, shooting a 3-over 75 in Round 3. Currently, there are 32 players ahead of Simpson at 6-under or better, giving the BMW Championship one of the most densely packed, star-studded leaderboards of the year.

Also in contention are Lee Westwood and Indiana-native Bo Van Pelt (11-under), Seung-Yul Noh and Graeme DeLaet (10-under), Graeme McDowell, 2011 FedExCup Champion Bill Hass and Padraig Harrington (9-under).

Noh, DeLaet, McDowell and Harrington are all currently projected to finish outside the top 30 after Round 2, meaning they will have to make a weekend move to keep their Playoff hopes alive. On the bubble is Bill Haas (27), as well as Adam Scott (26) and John Huh (29) who are both at 8-under.

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Zak is the Editor-in-Chief of GolfWRX.com. He's been a part of the company since 2011, when he was hired to lead GolfWRX's Editorial Department. Zak developed GolfWRX's Featured Writer Program, which supports aspiring writers and golf industry professionals. He played college golf at the University of Richmond (Go Spiders!) and still likes to compete in tournaments. You can follow Zak on Twitter @ZakKoz, where he's happy to discuss his game and all the cool stuff that's part of his job.

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10 interesting photos from Wednesday at the Valero Texas Open

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Welcome to 10 Interesting Photos (10IP? No? OK). It’s the final day of tune up ahead of the Valero Texas Open, which is, fun fact, the third longest-running (non major) tournament on the PGA Tour.

We got an in-hand look at The Tank, K.J. Choi’s weaponry, as well a four general galleries and some of the coolest custom stamped wedges you’ll see, c/o JT Poston.

Let’s take a look at the photos!

First up, some more love-em-or-hate-em Jordans from Keegan Bradley

Amid a pretty standard bag, an impressive Pingman putter cover

JT Poston, AKA, The Postman’s, 60 degree, ladies and gentlemen

Vintage X Hot sighting!

Kevin Chappell with the coveted Miura and Fourteen combo

K.J. Choi’s putter shaft! (AMI Stability?)

Scott Piercy remains the king of lead tape on Tour

K>J. Choi is gaming Ping G400 irons

And look at the face on (one of) his Ping putter(s)

Keith Mitchell’s Mizuno “MIZ” pom-pom headcover, though

 

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Wednesday’s Photos from the 2018 Valero Texas Open

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GolfWRX is live this week from the 2018 Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks Course), which plays as a par-72 measuring 7,435 yards for the event.

Sergio Garcia acted as a consultant to Greg Norman for the course’s 2010 design, and he’ll play in the event for the first time in seven years. Joining Garcia in the field are a number of the game’s top players, including Wesley Bryan, Keegan Bradley, Kevin Chappell, Luke Donald, Harris English, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Retief Goosen, J.B. Holmes, Billy Horschel, Charley Hoffman, Beau Hossler, Zach Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Matt Kuchar, Pat Perez, Adam Scott, Brandt Snedeker, Jimmy Walker and more.

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Last year, Chappell holed an 8-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th to win by one stroke over Brooks Koepka to capture his first ever PGA Tour victory.

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10 interesting photos from Tuesday at the Valero Texas Open

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In yesterday’s edition of “Interesting Photos” from the Valero Texas Open, we brought you giant cowboy boots. Unfortunately, we don’t have any further gargantuan footwear for your perusal today.

We do, however, have some singular sightings and cool in-hand shots as the gents prepare to take on the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio. Check ’em out below.

Gotta love Chris Stroud’s “Houston Strong” stamping

New Bettinardi putter-covering devices

Fourteen’s new woods feature some seriously shallow faces

Better put that club on ice!

Watch where you’re putting that thing! Probably not a good time to mention this looks like a drill to avoid rocking toward the ball (aka humping it) during the swing…

Some pretty sweet Circle T bag tags. Is the bag for tour use only, or just the tag? Hmm.

Trying the old backwards shot, it looks like

Geoff Ogilvy’s drool-worthy early run Scotty Cameron Napa

Fine-looking Piretti sole

And finally, “Flow Goals: Kevin Na Edition”

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