Tiger Woods finished fourth at the BMW Championship. Rory McIlroy became the first player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win in consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour.
The former PGA champion went low again for a second day at the third event in the FedEx playoff chase in Indiana.
Tiger Woods was one shot behind Rory McIlroy, who birdied his last two holes for an 8-under 64 and was in a four-way tie for the lead. Tiger Woods made a 30-foot chip in to birdie the last hole of the first round of the BMW Championship.
Sergio Garcia qualified for the European Ryder Cup team with Monday's win. The Barclays this weekend outside New York City begins the march to the FedEx Cup.
Scoring conditions were good early in the first round of the PGA Tour's final major of the year, being played at Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
Tiger Woods was 5-under par early in the second round of the British Open. Can Tiger Woods catch British Open leader, Brandt Snedeker, who was 10-under par after the second round?
Tiger Woods, David Toms and Jim Furyk are all tied for first going into Saturday's round.
Michael Thompson shot the best score in the field on Thursday. But Tiger Woods, fresh off his win at the Memorial, is in a good position going into Friday.
Bubba Watson won his first Masters, and first major title, in a playoff Sunday against Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open winner. Bubba Watson is a self-taught golfer.
Couples won the tournament at Augusta 20 years ago.