Round 1 recap of the 2014 PGA Championship

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Tiger and Phil head in separate directions at Valhalla.
Tiger and Phil head in separate directions at Valhalla.(Getty Images)

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It was a lengthy but fun first day of the PGA Championship. We have some big names atop the leaderboard and if you missed anything today, we have you covered here.

This is our full recap of all the action on Day 1 from Valhalla.

7:04 p.m. -- Okay, that's it for me today. Rory is a monster and tomorrow will be fascinating. Enjoy your adult beverages tonight.

6:44 p.m. -- Rory narrowly missed eagle on No. 18 and drops a 66. Locked in.

6:36 p.m. -- Kenny Perry rocking a Russell Athletic polo shouldn't surprise me at all, should it?

6:31 p.m. -- I'm about to start rooting against Rory just because of this Omega commercial. My gosh.

6:25 p.m. -- Tom Watson in his last five major rounds: 361 strokes. Tiger Woods in his last five major rounds: 368 strokes.

6:04 p.m. -- Four straight birdies for Rors. Here's the fourth:

6:00 p.m. -- This seems bad.

5:49 p.m. -- I'm eating a donut. Just thought I'd let everybody know.

5:24 p.m. -- I'm fading (is this thing still on?) They should re-name this baby the year's longest major?

5:15 p.m. -- Rory goes double-bogey-birdie to start the back. Weee!

4:45 p.m. -- Rory double bogeys the 10th and he's five back now. Also, Donald Trump is back on my TV screen.

4:25 p.m. -- It's been 30 minutes and I can't get over the Bubba telling Ted not to tell the media what club he's hitting. This isn't the World Series of Poker, Bubba.

3:56 p.m. -- This is amazing.

3:44 p.m. -- Adam Scott and Jordan Spieth both shot 71 today. That's kind of disappointing, I guess.

3:09 p.m. -- Ryan Palmer just dropped a 31 on his front nine and then dropped the most #TourSauce I've ever seen from the 63rd-ranked player in the world on his second shot on his 10th hole.

2:42 p.m. -- Phil Mickelson acted shocked at the fact that he's 2 under after his round. ""I'm nervous! It's been a while since I've been at this point where I feel like my game is ready."

2:26 p.m. -- This is rough.

2:21 p.m. -- This doesn't seem ideal from Bubba.

2:06 p.m. -- Bubba into the trees. #prayfortedscott

1:51 p.m. -- Rory just put one past Bubba off the first tee. I don't think Bubba wants any part of Good Rory. Nobody does.

1:43 p.m. -- Is this good or bad?

1:36 p.m. -- Tiger shoots 74 after I set over/under at 73.5. [does line-making dance].

1:16 p.m. -- Lee Westwood leads after a first-round 65. We've been here before, haven't we?

1:02 p.m. -- Not good.

12:56 p.m. -- I'm guessing Tiger doesn't like tee shots where you can see a courtesy van on his second shot...

12:35 p.m. -- Accurate!

12:30 p.m. -- Here are those posts I've been working on. First -- the tournament has run out of alternates. Next -- a former Sean Foley student tells Tiger to leave Foley on the range.

12:27 p.m. -- Sorry, I've been banging out some blog posts. Here's something to cheer you up (language is NSFW!)

h/t Brendan Porath

11:46 a.m. -- This gave me a giggle:

11:30 a.m. -- Tiger bogeys No. 1 to go back to 2 over.

11:02 a.m. -- Golf is hard update.

10:50 a.m. -- Here's Tiger's first birdie of the week:


10:24 a.m. -- I'm already ready for the full coverage (which is 2 and a half hours away still) and not just the Woods-Mickelson-Harrington group. I wonder why TNT doesn't cover the thing all day like ESPN did. No ratings?

10:06 a.m. -- Guys on the live stream talking about firing sequences. Tiger really does rule the game, doesn't he?

9:57 a.m. -- Tiger just blew one into the gallery on a par 3 so that's about how his day is going.

9:24 a.m. -- I was about to ask if it was too soon to switch out of the Mickelson-Woods-Harrington group as the featured group then Lefty and Paddy both made birdies and Big Cat dropped a par. They're back!

8:55 a.m. -- Phil just about made the craziest birdie I've ever seen after hitting a provisional (not needing it) and missing the green from like 110 yards out.

8:52 a.m. -- Speaking of Big Cat, here's his opening tee shot:

8:50 a.m. -- What is the over/under for our first "one yard!" of the day from Tiger? I say 9 a.m. Eastern.

8:37 a.m. -- I think Phil just killed somebody off the tee. Today's going to be interesting. By the way, you can watch all of the festivities here.

8:33 a.m. -- Tiger's shirt is already soaked all the way through and I'm pretty sure he and Bones (Phil Mickelson's caddie) just shared the limpest handshake of all time.

8:20 a.m. -- Good morning! Hope you're having a splendid final Thursday of a major in 2014, the Big Cat goes in 15 minutes. I'm setting the over/under at 73.5 (par is 71).

8:05 a.m. -- Welp.

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