Rory McIlroy won`t should fear approximately back-dooring a top-five end at a main championship

The first-spherical lead on the 104th PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club on Friday.

The fourth time in his profession that he shot sixty five or higher withinside the establishing spherical of a major, the maximum through any participant withinside the Masters era (seeing that 1934)

"I`ve been wearing a few correct form. Obviously, I took plenty from that final spherical at Augusta, performed nicely up in D.C.

It`s the primary time McIlroy has led after the primary spherical of a first-rate in view that his closing victory in one, the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla

The Players in March and performed withinside the very last pairing on Sunday on the Masters, had seven birdies in Thursday`s first round

Schauffele drove the ball extraordinarily properly and become one of the quality scramblers withinside the field.

Zalatoris, 25, is one of the pleasant ball strikers withinside the international and, well, now no longer a lot one of the pleasant putters

Zalatoris ignored the reduce in final week`s AT&T Byron Nelson. It may be exciting to peer if his putter holds up over the very last fifty four holes

Koepka, 32, has been afflicted with the aid of using knee and hip accidents during the last numerous months. He hadn`t performed on account that lacking the reduce on the Masters in April.