Vijay Singh shot a six-under-par 66 to forge a one-stroke lead over Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Ryan Moore after two rounds in the BMW Championship on Friday at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind.
The 49-year-old from Fiji is at 13-under 131 for the tournament, which is the second-to-last FedEx Cup playoff event.
After McIlroy (68), Woods (67) and Moore (66) at 132 are Bo Van Pelt (69), Lee Westwood (65) and Seung-Yul Noh (66) at 133. Another 14 players are within five strokes of the lead, including Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington, Adam Scott and Bill Haas, who had the day's best round with a 64.
The star-studded event features only 70 players. Next week the top 30 advance to the Tour Championship in Atlanta, where the FedEx Cup winner will be crowned and receive $10 million.
Singh, a former No. 1 player in the world, has returned to form recently in spurts.
"I've been playing well for two days for awhile now, but I need four days of good playing," he told reporters Friday. "Sooner or later, I think four days is going to happen. And hopefully, it starts this week.