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PGA Championship – Round 1: Leaderboard, tee times and updates as Rory McIlroy starts opening round with birdie with Tiger Woods and Xander Schauffele also in action


Rory stayed at 1 under after his second hole of the day with a par on No. 11.

Ghim bogeys, putting Rory in a tie for the lead

Although it’s incredibly early at Valhalla, Rory McIlroy’s birdie on his first hole currently has him tied for the lead at -1 with several others.

Long lines to get in and see Rory and Tiger

If you’re attending the PGA Championship in Kentucky, get to the course early!

The defending champion takes the start

Brooks Koepka is up and running in Valhalla, as he’s paired with Max Homa and Jordan Spieth.

Rory McIlroy made an excellent approach on No. 10 to birdie his first hole of the day.

Ghim takes the lead!

After a birdie for Doug Ghim at hole No. 13 and a miss from Luke Donald at No. 14, Ghim took the lead at Valhalla while most of the field was still preparing to tee off.

As Rory McIlroy approaches the green of hole No. 10 in the midst of his recently filed divorce, he’s forced to keep his eyes on the PGA Championship.

Tiger misses a birdie on the first hole…

Tiger Woods had to settle for par on his first hole of the PGA Championship after missing a birdie opportunity on hole No. 10 wide to the right.

Donald quickly takes the lead

Luke Donald takes an early lead at Valhalla, 2 under par through four holes. Doug Ghim and Matt Wallace (-1) are currently the only other golfers under par.

Rory McIlroy received a huge ovation from the crowd behind the No. 10 tee at Valhalla Golf Club to tee off first in his pairing with Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose.

Delayed departure times

Message from the PGA Championship: “All afternoon, departure times were delayed by 10 minutes.”

Rory McIlroy is set to tee off at Valhalla in just a few minutes, receiving congratulations from his fellow golfers for his victory at the Wells Fargo Championship on his way to hole No. 10.

Tiger starts after a brief delay

Tiger Woods began his chance for a 16th all-time major tournament victory with a solid drive on hole No. 10.

Everything is going wrong for Block…

A disastrous start for last year’s PGA Championship hero Michael Block, who made a bogey on the first and now has an eight on the par-four second.

He’s five over par up to 2…

Valhalla is beautiful this morning

The tiger is in the house

All eyes are on Woods again this week (when aren’t they?), and he leaves in less than 30 minutes…

Big start for Luke Donald

It’s been 11 years since the Englishman finished in the top 10 at a major championship, but it’s a birdie in 1 today. He is at the top of the very first ranking.

Look who arrived…

Rory McIlroy tees off in just under an hour, and he’s in the Valhalla booth doing some last-minute practice ahead of the first round…

LATEST NEWS: Delayed playback

This comes straight from PGA Championship officials:

“Morning tee times for the first round of the 2024 PGA Championship are delayed by 10 minutes due to fog.”

So that’s Michael Block, Luke Donald and Shaun Michael leaving now at 7:25am local time.

Rory McIlroy the last

Before the golf begins, it would be remiss of us not to mention the story that made headlines leading up to this tournament: Rory McIlroy’s divorce from his wife Erica Stoll.

Although the media were warned not to question McIlroy on the subject, it’s fair to say it came as a huge shock – with the news breaking just three days after the match started this morning.

McIlroy filed divorce papers in Florida on Monday and put on a brave face

Hello and welcome!

Hello everyone and welcome to the Mail Sport live blog for round one of the Valhalla PGA Championship in Kentucky. It’s been a quiet week, hasn’t it?

Amid all the drama, attention now turns to golf, with the first players teeing off within the next 10 minutes. For many (Rory, we’re looking at you), true competition on the course has been a long time coming.

Stay with us throughout the day for all the latest news…

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