The first round of the first Championship of Golf season 2019-20 concluded on the evening of Thursday at TPC Harding Park - San Francisco.
Get ready to witness a lot of action packs and a diverse leaderboard to analyze for us, but don't worry, in this article, you will find everything you missed at the big 2020 PGA Championship.
The highlights are: Bryson DeChambeau broke his driver during the play and eventually crushed the field in nothing but driving distance, Tiger Woods moved up ahead just by some strokes of the lead, and three among the top-five best golfers, including the top player Justin Thomas completed the tournament's first 18 holes unsatisfactory opposite to what we have been expecting.
After one round, Brendon Todd and Jason Day who initiated as co-leaders at under 5 with Day throwing a bogey-free 65 and Todd getting there with a bogey-free final nine. Following the two stands other competent contenders at 4 under, including consecutive PGA Championship winner Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka, Martin Kaymer and Brenden Steele.
Hayvine has dissected the leaderboard for you. Scroll down and check out all the significant actions from Round 1, starting with Todd and Day in action:
T1. Jason Day (-5): Day, on Thursday, made bogey-free 65 looks like plain sailing. He swung it amazingly off the tee, controlled his irons with certainty and finally accomplished something on the field too. He said after the round: "Yeah, pretty sound the whole way around." It marked his leading bogey-free round at a championship ever since the 3rd round of Open championship in 2017.
T1. Brendon Todd (-5): Todd's 65 was not as amazing just like Day, he managed to score, on his opening nine, two bogeys, strung together a 3-under-par, bogey-free final nine and concluded with a tie on the leaderboard. It will take quite a time for Todd kicking off the season as favorite, but the lad has succeeded twice, one at the Mayakoba Golf Classic and Bermuda Championship. Todd hasn't been exceptional on Thursday, hence, only gained 3.161 strokes on the field.
T3. Scottie Scheffler, Brooks Koepka, Martin Kaymer, Bud Cauley, Xander Schaufelle, Justin Rose, Brendan Steele, Zach Johnson, Mike Lorenzo-Vera (-4): Koepka, a consecutive PGA Championship winner, started with the same passion and power where he left at off in Memphis at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational earlier. He has been exceptional with his performance, crushing off the tees, displayed patience and great control over his irons, completing his round with scoring six birdies. He started the tournament with good enthusiasm despite having serious injuries previously.
T12. Daniel Berger, Tony Finau, Gary Woodland and other five players (-3): Finau seemed to be stressed to discover a groove on the greens as he scored five 14 fairways only, but he still managed to finish his round in an enjoyable 3-under 67 on Thursday by using great expertise to minus the gap between the green and tee. He could have easily led the field only if he hadn't missed some fairly doable shots on the greens.
T20. Bryson DeChambeau, Tiger Woods, Patrick Reed, Adam Scott and nine others (-2): Woods made an under-par score appear a lot more difficult than nobody else would. He was continuously struggling with hitting off the tee, yet he had successfully bailed himself out in an amazing manner using his unusual approach along with his irons. He carded 1.228 strokes achieved in throwing on the field.
DeChambeau turned out to be a definite meme material golfer this season. The most prominent moments of Thursday include when he leaned on his driver, causing the club head to distant from the shaft.
T33. 14 others and Dustin Johnson (-1): Johnson's back didn't seem to be supporting him during the play, but he still managed to finish T12 with an opening-round 69. He increased his drives around 311.5 yards while struggling with the putter. He appeared to be relaxed and confident throughout the game.
That's all from the highlights of Round 1 of the PGA Championship.