Justin Rose hits stride at BMW Championships ahead of Ryder Cup

Rose, 38, grabbed six birdies over his opening nine holes ahead of posting nine straight inward half pars in a round of 64 for a 17-under par leading tally on the Aronimink course.

The Bahamas-based Brit is no stranger to winning in Philadelphia having captured the 2010 ATT National, and the second of now nine Tour victories, on this week’s host.

Then in 2013 the current World No4-ranked Rose captured a first major in winning the U.S. Open at Merion, located just seven miles from Aronimink.

“It was a good day for me today and while it was a day I felt I didn’t play that well, it was a good day for scoring and I made my score on the front nine,” he said.