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A brief look at the first round of the PGA Cham­pi­onship:

LEAD­ING: Thor­b­jorn Ole­sen and Kevin Kis­ner, who both were at fou­run­der 67.

JUST BE­HIND: Five play­ers were a stroke back — Grayson Mur­ray, Gary Wood­land, Brooks Koepka, Chris Stroud and D.A. Points.

QUEST FOR THE SLAM: Jor­dan Spi­eth be­gan his chase for the ca­reer Grand Slam with a 72 dur­ing which the ac­com­plished put­ter didn't make one from longer than six feet.

SHOTS OF THE DAY: Both Ole­sen and Kis­ner closed their rounds by mak­ing long birdie putts on the par-four 18th, with Kis­ner hol­ing a 20footer and Ole­sen walk­ing off with a 30-footer.

NOT A HAPPY 100TH: Phil Mick­el­son's 79 marked his worst round at a PGA Cham­pi­onship, while Ernie Els matched his worst score in the cham­pi­onship with an 80. Both are play­ing in their 100th ma­jor.

NOTE­WOR­THY: The course played to an av­er­age score of 74.7, mak­ing it look like the tough­est test of this year's ma­jors. The 506yard, par-four 16th hole yielded the fewest birdies (six).

QUOTEWORTHY: “That's never fun to walk up and see some­body, you just drilled them. I drilled him in the head, which is prob­a­bly the worst part. To be hon­est with you, I felt like crap.” — Koepka, who hit a mar­shal with his drive on No. 16. A PGA of Amer­ica of­fi­cial said the mar­shal was fine but went home for the day.

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