In Tulsa, Oklahoma ends the 1st round of the 2nd Major of the season: the PGA Championship, which sees a well-known face in the lead: the 20-time winner on the PGA Tour Rory McIlroy. On the score he writes 4 birdies on his first nine holes, followed by three birdies and two bogeys on the second, for a final score of -5 (65 strokes).
His best score in the opening round of a Major from the U.S. 2011 Open (65 shots, followed by victory). No. 7 in the OWGR is on his 53rd Major start, with victories at the U.S. Open in 2011, the PGA Championship in 2012, the Open Championship in 2014 and the PGA Championship in 2014.
There is satisfaction on the part of Rory McIlroy after a first lap that sees him leading with a score of -5 (65 strokes) at the 2022 PGA Championship in Southern Hills, Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Northern Irishman, for once, has reversed his traditional tendency to ruin entire tournaments with first 18 holes not quite worthy of his name.
Rory McIlroy, statements
These are the words of him reported on the official website of the tournament: "It was a good start. I think when you hear your game like this it's just a matter of going out there and sticking to your plan, doing what you can best do, and staying in your own little world.
" And then: “I think I was so happy when you started out so well. Sometimes you have to start with a little caution, or start to give yourself a little more margin for error, but I stick to my game plan on this occasion.
" And to GolfDigest: “I played well before I got here. I have put on good form. Clearly, this took a long time from the last lap in Augusta (the one where he did 64 to finish second, Ed.), Then I played well in the Wells Fargo Championship and also in the practice laps earlier in the week"