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Woodland excited after opening round 64; Day, Fowler, and Tiger remember Lyle

10 August 2018

Journeyman Gary Woodland found himself leading after the first round of the PGA Championship on Thursday. Woodland got off to a poor start with a bogey at the first hole but then reeled off six successive pars. The 34-year-old American raced into the turn with birdies at eight and nine then rode that momentum into an error free back nine featuring five birdies.

Fowler carded six birdies against one bogey to sit alone in second, one stroke clear of Zach Johnson and South African Brandon Stone. Open winner and Stewart Cink, the 2009 British Open champ were among the group of 11 players on 67.