Chicago Sun-Times : 2020-08-07

SPORTS : 44 : 44


44 | Friday, August 7, 2020 | The Hardest-Working Paper in America | ◆ SPORTS FIRST ROUND AT A GLANCE Site: Harding Park in San Francisco Leaderboar­d -5 (65) Jason Day Brendon Todd 32-33 32-33 -4 (66) Scottie Scheffler Martin Kaymer Xander Schauffele Bud Cauley Zach Johnson Brooks Koepka Justin Rose Brendan Steele Mike Lorenzo-Vera 33-33 32-34 32-34 33-33 35-31 34-32 33-33 34-32 34-32 Tee times, full scores, Page 41. Lurking Tiger Woods shot a 68, his lowest opening round at a major since the 2012 British Open and his lowest at the PGA Championsh­ip since 2009. Breaking Bryson DeChambeau’s driver after his tee shot on the seventh hole. It fell apart as he leaned on it to pick up his tee. He was allowed to replace it. DeChambeau shot a 68. Reviewing Martin Kaymer, who hasn’t won since his 2014 U.S. Open title at Pinehurst No. 2, watched highlights of that victory on the eve of the PGA Championsh­ip. He shot a 66. his lowest score in a major since 2016. Shot of the day Scott Piercy holed out an 88-yard shot from the rough for an eagle on the 16th. Notable None of the top three players in the world — (71), (70) and (70) — was among the 47 players who broke par. Justin Thomas Jon Rory McIlroy Rahm Quotable ‘‘He seems to find his comfort zone in these tournament­s, in these environmen­ts, for whatever reason that is. I think we are all just lucky that he doesn’t find it every other week.’’ — McIlroy, on Brooks Koepka On TV 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, ESPN.

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