• Day, Todd lead early at PGA Champs

    Jason Day
    Jason Day

    Australian Jason Day and America’s Brendon Todd are the early leaders at the PGA Championship after respective opening rounds of 65 at TPC Harding Park.

    Day made an excellent start to the year’s first Major with a birdie on the opening hole, while adding two more before turning for the back nine.

    The 32-year-old then rolled in more birdies on the 10th and 17th holes to complete a bogey-free round of five under par.

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    Similarly, Todd also hit the ground running on the front nine but could’ve gone even lower for his opening round, weren’t it for bogeys on the 14th and 18th.

    Todd has been in excellent form in recent weeks after holding the lead for the majority of last weekend’s WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational.

    Defending champion Brooks Koepka will start his second round on Friday only a shot behind the leaders after a solid 66 on Thursday.

    His day included six birdies and two bogeys to conclude on four under, alongside a whole host of contenders with Xander Schauffele also in the mix after lookin in pretty decent knick throughout his round.

    The big-hitting Bryson DeChambeau also made a steady start with a round of two under par that saw him finish the day in T20.

    But, the American broke his driver on a tee box after leaning on it to pick up his tee, following another trademark drive.

    Shaun Norris made the best start out of all the South Africans in the opening round with a steady one-under-par 69, while Louis Oosthuizen, who was quick out of the blocks, had to settle for an even-par start, alongside Dylan Frittelli.

    Erik van Rooyen is a stroke back on one over after his round of 71, while Christiaan Bezuidenhout wouldn’t have been happy with his opening-round 72.

    Charl Schwartzel experienced a rather tough start to his week at the PGA Championship with a round of three-over.

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