The third event of the  PGA 's FedEx Cup Championsionship begins today with the BMW Championship in Lemont, Illinois. 

Points leader Phil Mickelson won't play in the event. 

Madison's Steve Stricker is second in the points standings and will be paired over the next two days with Tiger Woods. 

Stricker won the first event in the FedEx Cup, The Barclays.  He finished 9th in the Deutsche Bank event last week.

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