NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland smiles before he tees off on the fourth hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy looks to hold his lead in the FedEx Cup Standings at the 2012 BMW Championships.
The 2012 BMW tournament begins Thursday morning from Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind.
Fresh off his victory at last weekend's Deutsche Bank Championship, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is a comfortable 1,331 points clear of second-place Nick Watney.
Tiger Woods, who mildly challenged McIlroy last weekend, is currently in third place, just 51 points behind Watney.
Keegan Bradley, born in Woodstock, Vt., is scheduled to tee off at 1:43 p.m. ET from hole No. 10. Bradley is currently eighth in the FedEx Cup Standings, and still very much in position to win.
The first round will be televised on the Golf Channel, starting at 3 p.m. The network will continue its coverage until 6 p.m. Thursday night.
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