Number of birdies that American Gary Woodland made in his final 11 holes to shoot 6-under 64 and take the first-round lead in the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. After making bogey from a greenside bunker at the par-4 first hole, Woodland played flawless golf in search of his first major championship, making a career-high 152 feet, 5 inches of putts. American Rickie Fowler, also seeking his first major title, shot 65 to stand second, followed by South African Brandon Stone at 66. A 13-man group tied for fourth at 67 included former major champions Stewart Cink, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson and Justin Rose. Tiger Woods, who stood 3 over after two holes, recovered to shoot 70 (scores).
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Gary Woodland finds his putting stroke at Bellerive, rolling to the first-round lead at the PGA Championship.
First-round scores for American co-leaders Adam Long and Seth Reeves and Spaniard Samuel Del Val in the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, Calif. Stephen Curry, the high-scoring guard for the NBA-champion Golden State Warriors, rallied to a 1-over 71 after making bogey on four of his first 11 holes. Curry, playing on a sponsor exemption, shot 74-74 last year at the Ellie Mae in his Web.com Tour debut and missed the cut (scores).