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September 8 2012

5:41 PM

BMW leaderboard loaded at top

CARMEL, Ind. -- The leaderboard at the BMW Championship couldn't be more high-powered.

McIlroy Not only does it feature two of the current top three players in both the FedExCup and the world -- Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, who rank Nos. 1 and 3, respectively in both categories -- there are a total of four who have topped the Official World Golf Ranking during their careers.

Vijay Singh, who leads by one shot, was ranked No. 1 for 32 weeks while Lee Westwood, who is two strokes behind, held down the same spot for 22. Woods, of course, is the all-time record-holder at 623 weeks while McIlroy is in his fourth stint at No. 1 in the world for a total of 11 weeks.

Of the four, only Westwood has yet to rank No. 1 in the FedExCup. Woods and Singh both have won the $10 million and Tiffany trophy with the American capturing the FedExCup in 2007 and '09 and the big man from Fiji earning it in 2008.

McIlroy is in his second stint as the FedExCup No. 1 right now, returning to the top when he won last week's Deutsche Bank Championship. The victory was his third of the season, tying Woods in that category, although McIroy owns the only major between the two after winning the PGA Championship by eight strokes.

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