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Tee times moved up for Round 2 at BMW

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NEWTOWN SQUARE – The threat of inclement weather has pushed up Friday tee times at the BMW Championship.

Players will stay in groups of three and go off both tees from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET.

Rory McIlroy, Marc Leishman and Kevin Na will go off No. 1 tee at 7:22 a.m., while Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth start on No. 1 at 8:06.

Woods and McIlroy share the 18-hole lead after rounds of 62 Thursday.

Thunderstorms are expected overnight and then throughout the afternoon Friday, leaving an open window in the morning to play the second round.

Heat advisories have been in effect in the Philadelphia area since players arrived on Tuesday, but Friday’s storms are expected to drop temperatures into the 60s over the weekend. Per Weather.com, there is a 50 percent chance of rain on Saturday and Sunday.

Live coverage of Round 2 at the BMW will air on Golf Channel and stream on golfchannel.com beginning at 9 a.m. ET.