US PGA Championship 2017: first round – live!

Another birdie for Tony Finau, this time at 11, and at -2 he’s a shot off Gary Woodland’s lead. Paul Casey no longer has a share, dropping back after bogey at the intimidating water-bound par-three 17th. Coming behind, though, Jordan Spieth swishes a gorgeous long iron to 20 feet, one of the shots of the day at a hole that’s given up very little so far. There’s a big right-to-left swing on the putt he’s facing, though, and the Open champion doesn’t give it enough welly, the ball dying off to the left well before it reaches the target. Par. A three-putt bogey for Sergio, meanwhile, and he slips to +2.

Thomas Pieters came into this tournament as one of the form horses, having finished fourth at Firestone last weekend after rounds of 65 and 66. One of the biggest hitters on tour, Quail Hollow was surely the place for the Belgian to thrive, right? Well, he’s just bogeyed 4, and doubled both 5 and 6. In the blink of an eye, he’s +5. Meanwhile spare a thought for poor Fabrizio Zanotti, who found the water down the right of 7 a couple of times, and ran up a triple-bogey 8. The Paraguayan is currently +9 through 11, and propping up the entire field right now.

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