"Ultimately, I'd like to not just to get to East Lake but to get myself in a good position to have a chance there", he said at his press conference on Tuesday.
We will keep you up to date with Woods' play throughout the weekend.
His only bogey came at the par-three eighth, where he misjudged his tee shot and sent an eight-iron over the back into punishing rough.
"As soft as the golf course was, they had a lot of back pins and I couldn't get back there, couldn't skip the ball back there".
Tiger Woods failed to take advantage of the great start he got off to in the first round of the BMW Championship, unable to break par on Friday - the only player in the top 12 to not shoot in the 60s.
Ryder Cup rivals Woods and McIlroy held the overnight advantage after opening rounds of 62, but the American finished the day five shots off the lead as successive bogeys on the closing holes - including three putts at the last - proved costly.
Xander said: "I feel like I'm sort of on a mission here".
"I hit a lot of lovely putts that were on top of the edge and then obviously hit a couple bad ones on the last hole".
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"Even if I win and Tony has another top 10 it still might be a weird situation".
On the par-par-4 11th, Steele's 115 yard approach to 13 feet set himself up for the birdie on the hole.
It was some way for Woods to justify - if he still needed to - captain Jim Furyk's decision earlier this week to include him as a wildcard for the USA's Ryder Cup team. I didn't want to lose too much ground.
But he knows that rival Tony Finau, who matched his 64 to stand on 132 alongside Woods, is also shooting for a Ryder Cup pick from U.S. captain Jim Furyk. 9, 10, 11 in the standings - and has one more pick after the BMW Championship.
His longest putt made was a 6-footer for par at the first hole.
Justin Rose reacts after making a birdie putt on the fourth green during the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Aronimink in Newtown Square, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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