PGA Thursday: Record-breaking birdies at Valhalla! Seen, heard, remembered.


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  • Xander Schauffele shot a record-breaking 62 in the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club.
  • Other notable performances included Rory McIlroy shooting a 66 and Talor Gooch making controversial statements regarding tournament invites.

Records were shattered at the PGA Championship as Xander Schauffele led the pack with a remarkable opening round score of 62, just missing the halfway mark to potentially win the tournament. This marked his second 62 in a major tournament, making him only the fourth player to achieve this feat. Alongside him, Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka also had impressive performances on the birdie-filled Thursday morning at Valhalla. McIlroy shot a five-under 66, and Koepka maintained his consistency with a quiet four under.

Talor Gooch, a controversial invite to the tournament, made headlines with his statements about the importance of inviting the best players in the world to major tournaments. Despite facing criticism for his comments, Gooch remained steady in his play during the first round. Robert MacIntyre also shared his emotional journey of living in the U.S. since earning his PGA Tour card, highlighting the challenges of being away from home.

As the day came to a close, the GOLF team reflected on the action-packed day and looked forward to the forecast of rain for the next round. The excitement of the tournament continued to build as players showcased their skills and shared their stories throughout the day.

For more updates and coverage from Valhalla, stay tuned for the latest updates from the GOLF team as the PGA Championship unfolds.