Day claws back during PGA opening round

Among the things service members learned were full swing etiquette and short game

Daly went from contender to curmudgeon after a triple bogey on No. 18 capped an eventful 24-hour period that included singing onstage with Darius Rucker. I said, 'I'm either going to play and be competitive, or I'm not going to play at all, ' because I hate mediocre golf. "Last week I was struggling a bit the first two days with my driving but then I sorted that out over the weekend and started making a lot of birdies there".

"I felt bad about it", said Koepka, who would bogey the hole.

The greens were rolling just fine.

Spieth's dramatic Open victory at Royal Birkdale means another at Quail Hollow would see him join Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods in having won all four majors. Spieth says he was putting defensively. He was happy with his round because it was hard to make putts.

He came close to becoming the first back-to-back victor in 2016 since Tiger Woods in 2006 and 2007 but went down by a shot Jimmy Walker at Batusrol Golf Club.

The 29-year-old leads the Australian charge on day one, with Adam Scott and Marc Leishman a shot behind after opening their rounds with a par. Charley Hoffman had the lone birdie on the 18th, and the only two birdies on the 17th belonged to Ernie Els and Tommy Fleetwood.

- TNT's coverage of the 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, NC kicked off earlier today with an introduction from WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, seen below. With his tee shot on the par-4 16th hole, Koepka's ball drifted well right and struck a volunteer square in the head. The man smiled and appeared to thank the U.S. Open champion for the gesture. You have got to hit the fairways.

Lifted by his major victory, Perry begins this weekend third on the tour's money list and back at a course where his power helped lead to back-to-back 3M championships in 2014 and 2015.

Eleven years after winning $US1 million off Donald Trump, unheralded Brisbane pro Stuart Deane is hoping to take the cash from the world's best golfers at the US PGA Championship.

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