TULSA, Oklahoma – The second of four major golf season championships is officially underway with the 2022 PGA Championship starting Thursday morning in Southern Hills. With a star-studded field led by 2007 PGA Championship winner Tiger Woods and, above all, longtime rival and defending champion Phil Mickelson, the Wanamaker Trophy will change hands without a shortage of arguments. .
Rory McIlroy on Thursday put himself at the forefront of that conversation with a first 5 under 65 to capture the club’s leadership in the morning wave. The two-time PGA Championship winner took to the indoor track to win the event for the third time, choosing the tough conditions to deliver seven birdies on a course that has so far played difficult (and will likely continue to do so). . for the conditions to be affirmed). Woods earlier this week decided he didn’t have the same brilliance as his counterpart as he struggled with his approach game and scored a first round of 4 out of 74.
McIlroy set the bar for the early field, but world numbers 1, 2 and 3 – Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm and Collin Morikawa – have just started their first round. The afternoon wave should have a chance to threaten the top of the standings, giving us an exciting end to the first day in Southern Hills.
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