ST. LOUIS (AP) Jim Furyk only wanted to give himself a chance in the BMW Championship, and it took 36 holes to do it on a marathon Saturday at Bellerive that put him atop the leaderboard for the first time all year.
Whether he stays there when everyone finishes the third round is still to be determined.
Furyk finished with five straight birdies to set the course record at Bellerive with an 8-under 62 in the second round, then followed with a 66 that put him at 12-under 198 and gave him the clubhouse lead.
Camilo Villegas, who shot 66 in the morning for a one-shot lead through 36 holes, also was 12 under and had five holes left in the third round when play was suspended by darkness.
He will have to return Sunday morning to finish his round in a tournament twice interrupted by weather. Rain kept the BMW Championship from starting until Friday, and the plan for everyone to play 36 holes on Saturday was disrupted by a 90-minute fog delay in the morning. But it was packed with all kinds of drama.
Sergio Garcia made the first hole-in-one of his professional career, a 5-iron from 205 yards on the third hole that put him into the mix. Bart Bryant made an ace in the afternoon, on No. 13, four holes after learning he had been docked a two-shot penalty simply for opening his mouth.
EUROPEAN MASTERS: At Crans-Sur-Sierre, Switzerland, teenager Rory McIlroy shot a 5-under 66 Saturday to take a four-stroke lead after the third round of the European Masters.
NYKREDIT MASTERS: At Helsingoer, Denmark, England's Melissa Reid eagled the final two holes for a 7-under 66 and a six-stroke lead over Swedish star Annika Sorenstam and Germany's Martina Eberl after the second round of the Nykredit Masters.