PGA Tour: Rory McIlroy in the lead after opening at the PGA Championship 2022
PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy tops the leaderboard after the opening round.In the run-up to the 104th PGA Championship, there were a number of stories that initially pushed the sporting side of things into the background. Phil Mickelson's cancellation, Bryson DeChambeau's withdrawal at short notice and, of course, the almost everyday hubbub surrounding Tiger Woods. So it was all the nicer when, at seven o'clock local time, John Daly stood on the first tee, opened the tournament and thus gave the starting signal for an interesting first round.A round that can be divided into two parts. Already the first flights had to struggle with higher wind speeds in the morning. Nevertheless, the spectators here saw strong golf from the start and at times shots as if from another star. The early conditions were nothing compared to what the players had to deal with in the afternoon session. With increasingly strong gusts of wind, the late groups, including Rahm, Scheffler and Morikawa, the first three players in the world rankings, found it very difficult to post low scores on the leaderboard.Rory McIlroy is in first position at the PGA Tour´s PGA Championship after the first round. The Northern Irishman carded a round of -5 to beat out Will Zalatoris and Tom Hoge, who sit tied for second place. After a round of 65, Rory McIlroy leads by 1 shots and posted 7 birdies during his first round. Matthew Fitzpatrick is at -2 after the opening round at place T7. The Englishman posted a 68 at Southern Hills CC in the opening round of the PGA Championship. The superstar Tiger Woods had obvious problems over 18 holes, both with the course in Southern Hills, as well as with his back, which became increasingly noticeable towards the end of the back nine. Woods is now four over par after 18 holes and will only play for the cut on Friday.Robert MACINTYRE carded a opening round 70 to find himself in T27 position and trailing leader Rory McIlroy by 5 shots. MacIntyre logged 2 birdies in his opening round. Tyrrell Hatton is at Even Par after the opening round at rank T27. The Englishman played the course at the Southern Hills CC in 70 shots in the opening round of the PGA Championship. Justin Rose, currently number 65 in the official world golf ranking, carded a opening round 71 to find himself in T38 position and trailing leader Rory McIlroy by 6 shots. Rose, currently ranked 65 in the official world golf ranking, posted 4 birdies in his opening round. The PGA Championship is part of the PGA Tour. The tournament is being played from May 19th until the 22nd of May 2022 at Southern Hills CC in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Players will receive a total of 12.000.000 will be awarded to the players. The winner receives 3.600.000. The course for the tournament at Southern Hills CC plays at Par 70. The PGA Championship will be held at Southern Hills Country Club for the fifth time, the last time being in 2007 when Tiger Woods won the Wanamaker Trophy for the fourth time. The superstar will also tee it up at the second major of the year after his sensational comeback at the US Masters in Augusta. However, the course in Oklahoma has been fundamentally changed and presents a new challenge for the pros. Top-5 Leaderboard: PGA Championship Pos Name Today Total 1 Rory McIlroy -5 -5 T2 Will Zalatoris -4 -4 T2 Tom Hoge -4 -4 T4 Matt Kuchar -3 -3 T4 Abraham Ancer -3 -3 Show complete leaderboard of PGA Championship This is a generated text. Possible errors can be reported here.