10 Photos From Day 1 of Practice at the PGA Championship

103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course
The Rolex timepiece during Day 1 of Practice ahead of the 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course on May 17, 2021 in Kiawah Island, SC. (Photo by Darren Carroll/PGA of America)

The 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course officially kicked off today as players arrived in South Carolina and took part in the first practice round at the iconic track.

There will be three rounds of practice at the Pete and Alice Dye designed golf course before balls go live on Thursday morning.

Here are some of the best photos of today’s practice round from the photographers at Getty Images.

1. Gator on the Move at Kiawah Island
Alligator 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course
An alligator crosses the 11th fairway during Day 1 of Practice ahead of the 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course on May 17, 2021 in Kiawah Island, SC. (Photo by Maddie Meyer – PGAA via Getty Images)
2. The PGA Championship Scoreboard at Kiawah Island
103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course
A general view of a leaderboard during Day 1 of Practice ahead of the 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course on May 17, 2021 in Kiawah Island, SC. (Photo by Patrick Smith via Getty Images)
3. A European Ryder Cup Chat?
Viktor Hovland talks to Ian Poulter 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course
Viktor Hovland talks to Ian Poulter during Day 1 of Practice ahead of the 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course on May 17, 2021 in Kiawah Island, SC. (Photo by Maddie Meyer – PGAA via Getty Images)
4. The Palmetto Tree at the Ocean Course
Danny Willett 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course
Danny Willett walks the 3rd hole during Day 1 of Practice ahead of the 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course on May 17, 2021 in Kiawah Island, SC. (Photo by Patrick Smith via Getty Images)
5. The 2021 PGA Championship Pin Flag
Flag 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course
A pin flag is displayed on the 10th green during Day 1 of Practice ahead of the 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course on May 17, 2021 in Kiawah Island, SC. (Photo by Patrick Smith via Getty Images)
6. Two Major Champions and One Big Calf
Phil Mickelson talks to Zach Johnson 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course
Phil Mickelson talks to Zach Johnson on the 10th hole during Day 1 of Practice ahead of the 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course on May 17, 2021 in Kiawah Island, SC. (Photo by Maddie Meyer – PGAA via Getty Images)
7. Rory Juggles
Rory McIlroy 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course
Rory McIlroy juggles a ball during during Day 1 of Practice ahead of the 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course on May 17, 2021 in Kiawah Island, SC. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
8. Team Thomas
Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas plays a shot as his father Mike Thomas looks on during a practice round prior to the 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course on May 17, 2021 in Kiawah Island, SC. (Photo by Patrick Smith via Getty Images)
9. DJ: The Home Favorite
Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson plays a shot during a practice round prior to the 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course on May 17, 2021 in Kiawah Island, SC. (Photo by Stacy Revere via Getty Images)
10. Will’s Fab Footjoys
Will Zalatoris 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course
A detailed view of shoes worn by Will Zalatoris on the 8th green (Photo by Patrick Smith via Getty Images)

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