FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Newest at the PGA Championship on Thursday at Bethpage Black (all occasions native):

Midday

Already six pictures in the back of on the flip, Tiger Woods has became it round at the entrance 9 on the PGA Championship.

Woods, who had a couple of double bogeys at the again 9 at Bethpage Black, made back-to-back birdies, neglected a 10-foot birdie probability on the par-Three 3rd after which holed a 30-foot eagle putt at the fourth hollow.

That put Woods at 1 beneath via 13 holes.

Protecting champion Brooks Koepka used to be nonetheless at five beneath and led by means of two over Tommy Fleetwood and Luke Record.

Handiest 12 of the 78 gamers who began Thursday morning have been beneath par.

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11 a.m.

Protecting champion Brooks Koepka is at it once more on the PGA Championship.

The 29-year-old is tied for the lead with two Englishmen after capturing a bogey-free Three beneath within the opening spherical.

Beginning at the again 9, Koepka birdied the 10th, 14th and 18th holes looking for his fourth main. He gained the U.S. Open in 2017 and ’18.

Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Wallace proportion the lead in a spherical that has noticed Tiger Woods combat with two double bogeys that experience left him Three-over.

Contemporary off his Masters victory for his 15th profession main, Woods doubled his first hollow — No. 10 at the public direction on Lengthy Island — after using into the tough. His 2d got here at No. 17 after his tee shot at the par-Three landed in a bunker and his shot out ended a long way from the outlet.

Francesco Molinari used to be at even par at the sunny however windy morning.

Wallace birdied 4 of the primary six holes prior to bogeying the 8th. Fleetwood is Three beneath via 12 holes.

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7:40 a.m.

Tiger Woods is again at Bethpage Black after a overdue resolution to skip the general spherical of follow on the PGA Championship.

Woods had deliberate to play the entrance 9 early Wednesday morning, however by no means confirmed up on the direction. That ended in hypothesis his surgically repaired again used to be appearing up. His supervisor says all used to be tremendous.

Coming off his emotional win on the Masters, Woods is within the conventional crew of present main champions. He’s with U.S. Open and PGA champion Brooks Koepka and British Open champion Francesco Molinari.

The forecast used to be just right. The direction used to be cushy and rainy. The ratings have been predictable. With a two-tee get started, gamers beginning at the again 9 had a much more tricky get started. Thomas Pieters opened with a triple bogey at No. 10. Kiradech Aphibarnrat had back-to-back double bogeys.

The one early drama used to be J.J. Spaun. He used to be within the first crew and walked onto the tee at No. 1 with a minute to spare, averting a two-shot penalty. It did not appear to trouble him. He used to be 2 beneath via 4 holes.

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7:15 a.m.

Tiger Woods is going after his subsequent main on a well-known golfing direction for a PGA Championship hung on an unfamiliar spot at the calendar.

The 101st PGA Championship started Thursday morning on Bethpage Black, the primary time it’s been held in Might since 1949. The general public direction referred to as the “other folks’s nation membership” in the past hosted two U.S. Opens.

Rob Labritz, one among 20 membership pros within the 156-man box, hit the hole tee shot beneath a clearing sky on a direction nonetheless damp from rain. He despatched it neatly to the appropriate within the tough a number of the bushes.

Woods performs later within the morning with protecting champion Brooks Koepka and British Open champion Francesco Molinari. Woods has now not performed a tradition spherical since 9 holes Monday morning.

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