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Koepka cruises to opening round 63 to lead PGA Championship, Woods manages 72

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 17, 2019 13:24

Koepka cruises to opening round 63 to lead PGA Championship, Woods manages 72

Defending champion Brooks Koepka made an inspired start at the PGA Championship with a dominant display that for several hours seemed destined to give him a big lead after the first roundKoepka made the gargantuan, rain-softened Bethpage Black layout look easy with a seven-under-par 63 that matched the second lowest round in any major championship.But an inspired Danny Lee almost caught Koepka in the afternoon, the South Korean-born, American-based citizen of New Zealand finishing in style with birdies at the final two holes for a 64.The two frontrunners had a handy cushion over their nearest pursuer, Englishman Tommy Fleetwood on 67.Tiger Woods, in his first competitive round since winning the Masters a month ago, putted poorly for a 72 in the company of Koepka.The three-times major champion, who teed off at the 10th hole, bookended his round with monster birdies, a 40-footer at his first and a 33-footer at his last.

 

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 17, 2019 13:24

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