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A brief look at the opening round of the PGA Championship

SAN FRANCISCO – A glance at the opening round Thursday at the PGA Championship at Harding Park:

LEADING: Jason Day and Brendon Todd opened with a 5-under 65.

TRAILING: Brooks Koepka, going for a third straight PGA Championship, was among nine players at 66.

LURKING: Tiger Woods shot 68, his lowest opening round at a major since the 2012 British Open and his lowest at the PGA Championship since 2009.

BREAKING: Bryson DeChambeau’s driver, on the seventh hole after his tee shot. It fell apart as he leaned it on to pick up his tee. He was allowed to replace it. DeChambeau shot a 68.

REVIEWING: Martin Kaymer, who hasn’t won since his 2014 U.S. Open title at Pinehurst No. 2, watched highlights of that victory on the eve of the PGA Championship. He shot 66. his lowest score in a major since 2016.

SHOT OF THE DAY: Scott Piercy holed out an 88-yard shot from the rough for eagle on No. 16.

NOTABLE: None of the top three players in the world – Justin Thomas (71), Jon Rahm (70) and Rory McIlroy (70) – were among the 47 players who broke par.

QUOTABLE: “He seems to find his comfort zone in these tournaments, in these environments, for whatever reason that is. I think we are all just lucky that he doesn´t find it every other week.” – Rory McIlroy on Brooks Koepka.

TELEVISION: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT (ESPN).

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