BMW Championship: Tiger Woods sits near bottom of leaderboard after 1-under 71

first_img Tiger Woods feeling better, needs strong BMW showing to advance to Tour Championship Tiger Woods isn’t out of it by any means, but he would have liked to post a better number in the first round Thursday.The 15-time major winner shot a 1-under 71 to finish his day in a tie for 49th at the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club in Illinois on Thursday. 🎯@TigerWoods gets back to 2-under.#QuickHits— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 15, 2019As tough as his results may have been to swallow, it was a steady improvement from last week where he was forced to withdraw with back pain from the Northern Trust Open. This week he was looking better and he certainly performed better.He was certainly feeling better and more optimistic coming into this week than last. “I feel good,” Woods said Tuesday (via “Feel a lot better than I felt last week. Felt good this morning, so I thought I’d give it a go.”Woods is by no means out of the tournament despite his less than perfect round.When his day ended he sat six shots back of Justin Thomas and Jason Kokrak who are tied for first at 7 under.center_img Woods is tied with several good players like Bryson DeChambeau and Tommy Fleetwood as most players posted solid numbers in the second tournament of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.The 43-year-old started his day well with two birdies in his first three holes and three in his first five, but bogeys at the fourth, ninth and 16th kept him from going low on his round. Related News BMW Championship: Fit-again Tiger Woods optimistic over East Lake returnlast_img read more