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PGA Championship at a glance

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KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP)

A brief look at the first round of the 94th PGA Championship on Thursday on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island (All times EDT):

LEADING: Carl Pettersson at 6-under 66.

TRAILING: Rory McIlroy, Gary Woodland, Alex Noren and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano at 67.

TIGER TALES: Tiger Woods got up-and-down three times for bogey and still opened with a 69. It was the first time since 2000 that he opened with a round in the 60s and three consecutive majors.

ON THE REBOUND: Adam Scott, in his first major since blowing a late lead at the British Open, opened with a 68.

MAJOR REPORT: None of the major champions broke par. Bubba Watson (Masters) had a 73, Webb Simpson (U.S. Open) shot 79, and Ernie Els (British Open) had a 72.

SHOT OF THE DAY: Rory McIlroy hit 3-iron from 249 yards to 12 feet for one of only six birdies on the par-3 14th hole.

RYDER CUP: The top eight Americans in the Ryder Cup standings after the PGA Championship automatically qualify for the team. None of the five Americans immediately outside the top eight broke par.

KEY STATISTIC: There were 44 rounds under par, the most in the first round of the PGA Championship since 2006 at Medinah.

NOTEWORTHY: In 20 previous rounds at the PGA Championship, Carl Pettersson had never broken 70.

QUOTEWORTHY: ''On the windiest course in the world you'd expect a little more wind than this.'' - Pat Perez, who had a 69 in his first major of the year.

KEY TEE TIMES: 8:10 a.m., Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Ernie Els; 1:40 p.m., Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Tiger Woods.

TELEVISION: Friday, 1-7 p.m., TNT.

Tagged: Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Rory McIlroy, Carl Pettersson

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