Gary Woodland opened with a 64 and leads Rickie Fowler by a shot after day one of the PGA Championship.
10 THINGS TO KNOW AFTER ROUND ONE
- Gary Woodland made 152’ 5” of putts in round one, his career-best for a round, en route to low round.
- Rickie Fowler mixed six birdies with 11 pars against one bogey to secure the second spot at 5-under par.
- World No. 1 Dustin Johnson birdied six holes in an 8-hole stretch but made two late bogeys to finish with 67.
- Defending champion Justin Thomas opened with three birdies in his first five holes but came up empty after that while dropping two shots to finish at 1-under 69.
- Four-time PGA winner Tiger Woods overcame a bogey-double bogey (+3) start to post an even-par 70.
- Jordan Spieth carded a 1-over 71 and sits T62 as he aims for the career grand slam.
- The 2018 major winners: Francesco Molinari (68), Brooks Koepka (69), Patrick Reed (72).
- Ryder Cup points: The winner of the PGA receives double points, and with a win, Woodland would move from 22nd to 5th or 6th with a victory.
- Bogey-free rounds: Pat Perez (67), Hideki Matsuyama (68), Keegan Bradley (69), Emiliano Grillo (69).
- Bellerive: Toughest Hole: Par-3 6th (3.462). Easiest: Par-5 8th (4.724). Not a single eagle was made in round one. The last time a PGA Championship didn’t produce an eagle was in round three of 2004 (Whistling Straits)