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PGA Championship begins at Valhalla with Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods

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PGA Championship begins at Valhalla with Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Xander Schauffele broke the PGA Championship scoring document, seizing on the rain-softened situations at Valhalla on Thursday with a 9-under 62 to set the early goal.

Schauffele additionally tied the foremost championship document — he already was on that listing with a 62 final 12 months within the U.S. Open — on a day of exceptional scoring.

Schauffele, coming off a runner-up end final week within the Wells Fargo Championship, performed the again 9 in 31 after which ran off three birdies in a four-hole stretch in the course of the entrance 9, all of the putts inside 10 ft.

His ninth and ultimate birdie was a protracted two-putt on the par-5 seventh.

Branden Grace within the 2017 British Open at Royal Birkdale was the primary to publish a 62 in a serious. Schauffele and Rickie Fowler every had a 62 within the opening spherical of the U.S. Open final 12 months at Los Angeles Nation Membership.

Nonetheless to be decided was the scale of his lead. Tony Finau was at 6 beneath and nonetheless had 4 holes to play, whereas Rory McIlroy had three straight birdies and was 4 behind Schauffele with two holes to play.

The earlier mark on the PGA was a 63. A type of was Jose Maria Olazabal at Valhalla 10 years in the past.

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