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GolfCast: Follow Round 1 of PGA Championship

Defending champion Jason Day is among the early starters Thursday as the first round of the final major of the season is underway at Baltusrol Golf Club.

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Rory McIlroy: could join Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players to win 5 majors before turning 30

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

The PGA Championship is a par 70 but one of the unique features of the course is the finishing holes. Back to back par fives!

Golf 

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The offseason has officially ended for one more team. The Cincinnati Bengals are reporting to Paul Brown Stadium today, one day before starting training camp practices.

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Jason Day admits he did not get much sleep after his wife Ellie's medical scare and subsequent trip to the hospital from an allergic reaction to seafood.

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Phil Mickelson is not so fortunate on his first hole of the day. Playing the 10th with Jason Day and Rory McIlroy, Mickelson finds the left rough off the tee, then hits in the front right greenside bunker. Phil hits a good bunker shot to 7'6" but misses the par putt.

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Starting on the 10th hole, world #1 Jason Day goes; fairway, green, two putt to start his PGA Championship off with a par.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, speaking to ESPN by phone from a doctor's office as he waited to take his physical, said he expects to practice today. On the five-month contract dispute: "It definitely was a long process. After coming to the realization that it wasn't going to get done right away and that it was going to take some time, I tried my best to put it out of my mind and tried to live life normally. But it was hard with people coming up to me and asking about the contract, people texting me. It was hovering ... looming over my head for five months. In the end, I'm happy the way it turned out." He said he walked into last night's first team meeting "one second" before it started. He told Todd Bowles, "Sorry I'm late." He said some players seemed shocked to see him.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL intends to interview free agent Mike Neal before James Harrison or the Green Bay Packers linked to the Al-Jazeera America report on PEDs. Harrison reports to Steelers camp today, and if he is interviewed by the league, the scheduling process - plus the NFLPA's interference on behalf of their players - could take some time.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

The PGA Championship is being contested outside of August for the first time since 1971 when Jack Nicklaus won at PGA National; the event moved to February that year. This is also the first time 2 majors are being played in the same month since 1968 when The Open and PGA were in consecutive weeks.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions veterans will report to Allen Park this morning. Jim Caldwell expected to chat at 1 pm eastern with some players to follow. Training camp, it is here.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

There are two levels of the driving range at Baltusrol both occupied by pros preparing for their first round at the PGA Championship. The quest for the years' final major begins here!!!

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Jason Day and Phil Mickelson are on the putting green while Rory McIlroy chips near the driving range as their tee times approach! The PGA Championship is underway at Baltusrol!!

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Historic moment as Wyatt Worthington II becomes only the second African American PGA Professional club pro to play in the PGA Championship. Playing in the first group of the day, starting on the 10th hole, Wyatt hits a 300 yard drive to the left side of the fairway. His second shot from 154 yards away finds the green where he then two putts for par. Tom Woodard, the first African American PGA Professional to play in the PGA Championship in 1991 has been onsite spending time with Worthington since Tuesday of this week.

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Jets make right move by inking Fitzpatrick
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Globetrotter, SkyCoaster a great match

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