Xander Schauffele leads the BMW Championship at the half-way point at Aronimink Golf Club.
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Xander shot -6 under par 64 to lead the BMW Championship at the mid-point with a -13 under par total;
“A lot to prove not just to everyone else but to myself this weekend.”
“I’ve been failing a lot, so it would be nice to turn the switch and kind of clutch up.”
“I have lots to prove to myself, I just want to win and kind of handle my business.”
“I feel like I haven’t been doing that as well just on the weekends and maybe too relaxed or what not.”
“I always thought I was rather a clutch player coming down the stretch and this year has said otherwise.”
Justin Rose of England is in second place, two shots back at -11 under par after his second round -7 under 63, after not feeling too well at the start;
“Sometimes you don’t have to feel perfect to play good golf.”
“I think that’s the most important thing I realized today.”
Four players then share third place at -10 under, Keegan Bradley, -6 under 64 today and Rickie Fowler, -5 under 65, both from the USA, they share with Alex Noren, Sweden, -4 under 66, and Hideki Matsuyama, Japan, -6 under 64.
The huge group at -9 under contains Rory McIlroy, only -1 under today, but Tiger Woods could only muster an even par round of 70 to be at -8 under.
Rory had a patience problem;
“It’s hard to stay patient whenever you know what you’ve done yesterday.”
“I didn’t want to lose too much ground. I should have been a few better.”
Tiger suffered from a the usual putting problems;
“I hit it just as good and putted it just as good. Nothing went in.”
“That’s the way it goes.”