FedEx Cup Standings: BMW Championship Leaderboard, Live Stream, TV Channel, Round Two Tee Times

Justin Thomas and Jason Kokrak share the lead of the BMW Championship as almost the entire field made the most of a benign course.

Of the 69 players who teed off in Medinah, Illinois, on Thursday, 67 of them finished with a score below par.

Thomas and Kokrak were at the top of the pile, carding a 7-under 65. The former, who has not won a tournament since the World Golf Championship at Firestone a year ago, was surprised by his performance.

"I probably would say that I had the worst warm-up I've ever had in my life this morning," he told ESPN.

"I'm usually pretty good at finding my way around a golf course and finding something, but definitely didn't expect that today."

Kokrak, meanwhile, has never won a PGA event in 207 starts and is looking to force his way into the top-30 in the FedEx Cup standings, which would earn him a spot in next week's Tour Championship.

The American is ranked 32nd in the FedEx Cup standings but hinted he would not allow himself to calculate where he should finish this week.

"I thought about doing some number-crunching and seeing what I had to finish, but I think putting myself in a good position to win a golf tournament is going to get the job done," he explained.

Kokrak and Thomas became the first players to get around the Course 3 at Medinah in 65, since Skip Kendall, Tiger Woods and Mike Weir achieved the feat at the 1999 and 2006 PGA Championship respectively.

Woods won both those events but a repeat this week appears highly unlikely, after he finished the first round six shots adrift of the leaders with a 1-under 71. The 43-year-old is tied for 50th and according to PGA Tour projections he needs a top-10 finish to qualify for the Tour Championship.

Jim Furyk, Joel Dahmen, Lucas Glover, Brandt Snedeker and Patrick Cantlay are all at 6-under, while a group of nine players containing Xander Schauffele, Rickie Fowler and Tony Finau is one shot further back.

World number one Brooks Koepka and Patrick Reed are among the players at 4-under, while Rory McIlroy, who will play alongside the Americans in the second round, finished at 3-under.

Here's all you need to know ahead of the second round.

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Justin Thomas of the United States plays his shot from the 18th tee during the first round of the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club No. 3 on August 15 in Medinah, Illinois. Andrew Redington/Getty

Round 1 leaderboard

  • Justin Thomas, Jason Kokrak -7
  • Jim Furyk, Joel Dahmen, Lucas Glover, Brandt Snedeker, Patrick Cantlay -6
  • Rory Sabbatini, Scott Piercy, Tony Finau, Adam Scott, Xander Schauffele, Collin Morikawa, Adam Hadwin, Rickie Fowler, Chez Reavie -5
  • J. T. Poston, Kevin Kisner, Abraham Ancer, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Ryan Palmer, Justin Rose, Jon Rahm -4

Selected tee times (all times ET)

  • 10:37 a.m.—C.T. Pan, Tiger Woods, Billy Horschel
  • 11:37 a.m.—Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson, Justin Rose
  • 11:48 a.m.—Matt Kuchar, Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay
  • 12:32 p.m.—Phil Mickelson, Keith Mitchell, Jim Furyk
  • 12:43 p.m.—Ian Poulter, Jordan Spieth, Rory Sabbatini
  • 1:10 p.m.—Shane Lowry, Sungjae Im, Corey Conners
  • 1:21 p.m.—Tony Finau, Bryson DeChambeau, Kevin Kisner
  • 1:32 p.m.—Paul Casey, Adam Scott, Justin Thomas
  • 1:43 p.m.—Xander Schauffele, Abraham Ancer, Gary Woodland
  • 1:54 p.m.—Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Rory McIlroy

TV coverage

On Friday, coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET on Golf Channel, which will also broadcast live action between 1 p.m. ET and 2:45 p.m. and between 12 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Live stream

The second round can be watched online via PGA Tour Live and on Golf Channel's digital platforms, while the last two rounds will also be available online via NBC's website.

A live stream for all the four rounds will be available via fuboTV.