As expected, the PGA championship round one is over and several star players on the basis of their subsequent performances have separated themselves from the rest. The championship is the one of the major golfing events in the year after the US Masters, the US Open as well as the British Open.
Of the host of golfing stars taking part in the tournament, one couldn’t fail to notice Tiger Woods. Woods since his 2008 US Open hasn’t won a single major event. His last PGA Championship was in 2007. He finished his first round at 3-over par, which was enough to see him seal him a 114th spot on the roster. It has also been seen that the current projected rate this time is just a shade over two.
At the current rate, Woods just might make the cut. Making the cut is something which one doesn’t associate with a player of his calibre. He wasn’t the only player to score low in the first round, Ryan Palmer, Lee Westwood and Kevin Chappell too didn’t fare well in the first round of the championship.
Westwood, being a seasoned campaigner, hence there weren’t any surprises on him being on the top after round one. The biggest surprise so far was Kevin Chappell being tied with Westwood for the first spot after round one. Before this tournament, Chappell in his fledgling career had never gone on to finish a PGA tour.
What is even more baffling is that last year he failed to make the cut. However, this were now different as he had a good field day which comprised of zero bogeys and also had six birdies to his name.
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