TULSA, Okla. — The second one of 4 primary championships this golfing season is formally underway with the 2022 PGA Championship teeing off Thursday morning at Southern Hills. With a star-studded box led through 2007 PGA Championship winner Tiger Woods and significantly lacking long-time rival and protecting champion Phil Mickelson, the Wanamaker Trophy is ready to switch palms with out a scarcity of storylines on faucet.
Rory McIlroy on Thursday thrust himself to the fore of that dialog with a gap 5-under 65 to seize the clubhouse lead within the morning wave. The 2-time PGA Championship winner put himself at the within observe to win for a 3rd time on the match through grinding out the cruel prerequisites to show in seven birdies on a path that has so far has performed difficult (and most probably will proceed to take action as prerequisites company up). Woods’ begin to the week made up our minds lacked the similar luster of his counterpart, as he struggled along with his means recreation and carded an opening-round 4-over 74.
McIlroy set the bar for the sector early however Global Nos. 1, 2 and three — Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm and Collin Morikawa — have best simply begun their first around. The afternoon wave must have an opportunity to threaten the highest of the leaderboard, giving us an exhilarating end to Day One at Southern Hills.
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