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September 9 2012

7:42 PM

Update: Three tied to start back 9

CARMEL, Ind. – All the leaders in the final round of the BMW Championship are now on the back nine. Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood are the co-leaders at 18 under after a wild front nine at Crooked Stick.

Dustin Johnson and Vijay Singh are one shot back at 17 under, with Adam Scott another two strokes back.

Less than 30 minutes ago, McIlroy, Johnson, Mickelson and Westwood were tied for the lead, with Singh in fifth place.

Johnson chipped in for birdie on the opening hole and chipped in for eagle at the par-5 ninth. Mickelson has also chipped in for a birdie.

Vijay Singh, the 54-hole co-leader is in a precarious position. Not only is he playing for the tournament championship, he also has little wiggle room in regards to his FedExCup ranking. After making bogey at the par-4 seventh, he was projected to 29th in points. If he continues to fall down the leaderboard, he will not advance to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.

Tiger Woods is 1 under for his round and has yet to really get into the mix.

Ryan Moore and Robert Garrigus are also fighting to stay inside the top 30 after starting the week outside that number.

UPDATE (3:43 p.m. ET): Rory McIlroy is now the solo leader after making a birdie at the par-4 10th. He’s now at 19 under.

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