The PGA Championship was a huge tournament and for the first time, there were no fans. “It’s just different,” Tiger Woods said. Different but still attractive.
Brooks Koepka is trying to win the PGA Championship for the third year in a row. He rattled off four birdies to go out in 3-under 32 and followed it up with 1-under 34 on the front. His 66 puts him in pretty good company – which actually includes him.
If that’s true, Koepka will be the first player to win three consecutive PGA Championships.
Koepka said “I feel good. I feel confident. I’m excited for the next three days. I think I can definitely play a lot better, and just need to tidy a few things up, and we’ll be there come Sunday on the back nine. “
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Eight players – Tony Finau, Kevin Kisner, Daniel Berger, Gary Woodland, Alex Noren, Tom Lewis, Haotong Li, and J.T. Poston – shot a 67. Tiger Woods, Bryson DeChambeau, and Adam Scott were among the players with a 68. World No. 1 Justin Thomas shot a 71.
Featured group 1
11:33 a.m. ET: Jon Rahm (E), Phil Mickelson (+2), Sergio Garcia (+3)
4:58 p.m. ET: Tiger Woods (-2), Rory McIlroy (E), Justin Thomas (+1)
Featured group 2
11:22 a.m. ET: Bryson DeChambeau (-2), Adam Scott (-2), Rickie Fowler (+3)
4:36 p.m. ET: Brooks Koepka (-4), Gary Woodland (-3), Shane Lowry (-2)
Zach Johnson has a chance; Zach Johnson has no chance
Zach Johnson shot 66 and is tied for second. Zach Johnson shot 82 and is dead last. Wait … what? OK, so there are two Zach Johnsons in the field. There is a two-time major winner. He’s the one who shot 66 and is in contention.