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May 17th, 2024

Schauffele breaks Valhalla course record

Leads by 3

Xander Schauffele exploded out of the gate to record the lowest round in US PGA Championship history (62) hitting the top of the leaderboard in the PGA Championship at Valhalla.

Current Olympic champion Schauffele began from the 10th tee firing five birdies in his first nine holes and then added four on his back nine in a bogey-free display.
“It feels great. It’s just day one but if someone told me I’d shoot nine-under I would have taken it."

Tony Finau and Sahith Theegala share second place, three strokes back. Scotland’s Bob MacIntyre sits alongside alongside McIlroy at T4 after rounds of 66 while Defending champion Brooks Koepka is one further back.

Scottie Scheffler holed his second shot of the tournament, dunking from 167 yards for eagle, but could only finish at -4. The world No. 1 has been devastating, with four wins in his last five starts, including the Masters and RBC Heritage in consecutive weeks before welcoming son Bennett back in Dallas. Scheffler made six birdies and two bogeys, including recently rare three-putt at 14. He recovered with his final birdie of the day at the next.

Jon Rahm remains out of sorts, with four bogeys in the first 6 holes. Although he bounced back with four birdies in his final six hole, the reported $500m LIV man's run in majors since his switch has been a focal point for a number of commentators.

So, for LIV, Brooks Koepka placed best on day one... But how did the rest of the field fare? See below...

TAGS: PGA Championship, 2024, Xander Schauffele, Valhalla, USPGA