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TULSA - Rory McIlroy holds the 18-hole lead/co-lead for the 19th time in his PGA Tour career. He is 3-for-18 to date converting to victory. McIlroy’s 5-under (65) is his best opening-round score in relation to par in a major championship since he opened the last of his four major championship victories with a 5-under (66) at the 2014 PGA Championship and his (65) is his lowest opening-round score in a major championship since the 2011 U.S. Open (65/won).
Tiger Woods, winner of the 2007 PGA Championship at Southern Hills, cards a 4-over 74 while World No. 1 and FedEx Cup leader Scottie Scheffler opens with a 1-over 71
With a (75), Brooks Koepka’s streak of six straight opening round scores in the 60s at the PGA Championship ended yesterday.
PGA Leaderboard | After 18 Holes at Southern Hills
Rory McIlroy 65 (-5)
Will Zalatoris 66 (-4)
Tom Hoge 66 (-4)
Matt Kuchar 67 (-3)
Abraham Ancer 67 (-3)
Justin Thomas 67 (-3)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
PGA Championship | Tournament Facts
COURSE: Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa
YARDS/PAR: 7,556 yards/Par 70
ARCHITECT(S): Perry Maxwell (1936); Gil Hanse (2018)
PRIZE Money: Was $12 million in 2021
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Phil Mickelson
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 600
TV COVERAGE: Today’s coverage is scheduled from 2:00pm to 8:00pm (ET) on ESPN. On Saturday and Sunday, coverage from 10:00am to 1:00pm (ET) on ESPN and 1:00 to 7:00pm (ET) on CBS.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage will be featured on ESPN-Plus today with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups from 8:00am to 2:00pm (ET). Weekend times include ESPN+ streaming from 8:00am to 10:00pm (ET). PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) will live stream the second round (8:00am to 8:00pm (ET). Coverage runs from 8:00am to 7:00pm (ET) on the weekend.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live coverage of the PGA Championship with broadcasts beginning at 2:00pm (ET) today through Sunday. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
Sirius XM Coverage of the 2022 PGA Championship (Yahoo)
2022 PGA Championship | The Basics:
The Tee Times at Southern Hills start today at 8:00am (ET) and go to 3:42pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s forecast is for mostly cloudy skies with temps 77-to-84 degrees. Rain possible and a 50% chance of rain by 7pm. Winds 19 mph, diminishing by evening. Isolated T-storms in the forecast for Saturday.
Tournament Web Site: (link)
FedEx Cup Standings: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post before 9:00am (ET) on Saturday.
PGA Championship - Field, Tee Times and Leaderboard
The Field: (link)
Updates: Phil Mickelson (WD); Bryson DeChambeau (WD) - Denny McCarthy (in)
Tee Times: (link)
PGA Championship Leaderboard: (link)
What They’re Saying:
McIlroy Pleased with Great Start at PGA (ESPNCom)
Tiger Limps In 4-Over (ESPNCom)
It’s a Beast (Golf Week/USA Today)
How to Watch the PGA Championship (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History:
May 20, 2001 - Twenty-one year old Sergio Garcia won his first PGA Tour titl, firing a final round, seven under par (63) at the Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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