Blazing Glover to tee it up alongside Rory at BMW


Lucas Glover and Rory McIlroy are paired in the first round of the BMW Championship — the penultimate event of the FedExCup Playoffs — at the North Course of Olympia Fields Country Club outside of Chicago.

The scramble for positioning at East Lake Country Club, site of the PGA Tour Championship, began last week with Glover finishing one shot better than McIlroy to claim the victory for the second consecutive week.

No. 1 Jon Rahm and No. 2 Scottie Scheffler tee off together at 1:38 p.m. ET, a group ahead of Rickie Fowler and Keegan Bradley (1:49 p.m. ET).

Only the top 50 in the FedEx Cup standings are still alive for the tour title.

Glover, 43, was No. 112 in the playoff standings before wins at the Wyndham Championship and St. Jude Championship lifted him all the way to No. 4.

Patrick Cantlay, edged out by Glover at the FedEx St. Jude Championship in a playoff last Sunday, will tee off with Max Homa — one group ahead of McIlroy and Glover — at 10:54 a.m. ET.

Cantlay is the defending champion of the BMW Championship and currently stands fifth in the Cup standings; Homa is No. 6.

The winner of the no-cut event takes home $3.6 million of an elevated $20 million purse and 2,000 FedExCup points.

The top 30 in the FedExCup standings at the end of the final round Sunday advance to the Tour Championship.

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