THE BMW CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1

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The Gog Blog by Rory Spears. Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. In the booth at Conway Farms-BMW Championship.

ROUND 1 is in the books at Conway Farms and the BMW Championship is rolling and so is Jason Day who posted a 10 under par 61 to lead by 3 shots.

Day who has won four tournaments this year, saw his stellar round of golf get stopped in it’s tracks with a weather delay while he was playing the ninth hole, his last of the day. Shortly into the delay, play was stopped for the day.

Jordan Spieth who is paired with Day hit the shot of the day on his 11th hole, the normal 2nd hole, when he holed a 7-Iron from 196 yards, for a hole in one.

Day actually had an eagle of his own one hole earlier, his 10th hole, when holed a bunker shot from the fairway for an eagle 2.

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The Par 3, 2nd hole at Conway Farms. Where Jordan Spieth made his hole-in-one.

Daniel Berger was the early leader in the clubhouse with a 6 under par 65, he finished before the rain delay being a part of the first group out off the 10th tee.

Jim Furyk the 2013 runner-up at Conway Farms and who carded a 59 in round two, won’t even be around to see round 2 this year.

Furyk who was 1 over par after 6 holes, suddenly walked over to Dustin and Zach Johnson his playing partners and withdrew. Furyk cited an injury to his left wrist as the reason for his withdrawal, and is worried about being able to play in next weeks Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta.

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Australian Jason Day continues to be on a roll, and could shoot 59 for round 1 of the BMW Championship.

Only 18 players including Furyk had their first round complete when the rains came. The first round will resume at 7:30 AM on Friday, with round 2 starting in the 9 Am hour.

That is earlier than planned, which means the expected late Friday afternoon storms,might provide a problem in round 2.

The weekend is expected to be a little cooler, but without rain.

Some other players of note. Zach Johnson had a 3 under par 68, Dustin Johnson had even par 71. Matt Kuchar shot 67 -4. Still on the course Bubba Watson -4, Phil Mickelson and World #1 Rory McIlroy are -3.

Click here to hear Jason Day and Jordan Spieth on Round 1 of the BMW Championship. The Gog Blog Returns tomorrow for the end of Round 1 and Round 2 Coverage.

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.