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3hMichael Collins

Aces hard to come by in Round 1 grades

Not a single top-10 player in the world aced their first-round PGA Championship grade -- but a club pro did. Michael Collins hands out the hardware from Day 1.

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Johnson tied for 143rd at PGA after opening 77

Dustin Johnson opened the PGA Championship on Thursday with a 7-over 77, putting golf's most consistent player this year in a tie for 143rd place.

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Jaeger shoots 58, first in PGA-sanctioned event

Stephan Jaeger shot a 12-under 58 on Thursday at the Ellie Mae Classic, setting a record for a PGA Tour-sanctioned event and matching the lowest score in major tour play.

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Mirim Lee sets pace at Women's British Open

South Korean Mirim Lee equalled the lowest round in Ricoh Women's British Open history with a stunning opening 62 to establish a three-shot lead at Woburn.

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2dBob Harig

Bubba Watson says he 'can't wait' to get to Rio

Bubba Watson says he can't wait to get to Rio de Janiero and has been all-in on the Olympics ever since it became apparent that he had a chance to qualify for the United States.

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'Gutted' McIlroy beaten in long drive contest

Korea's Byeong Hun An came out on top in the long drive contest at the U.S. PGA Championship, much to the irritation of Rory McIlroy.

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Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Stephan Jaeger shot the first-ever 58 in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event today, posting matching nines of 29-29 in the opening round of the Ellie Mae Classic on the Web.com Tour. With a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole, Jaeger concluded his round with 12 birdies, six pars and no bogeys. And it actually could've been even better -- after reaching the par-5 third green in two, he three-putted for par.

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In 1972, a Scottish taxi driver promised to name his son after the winner of The Open Championship. Days later Lee Trevino Everest was born.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

It's after 7 p.m., there's only one group left on the course, and Rory McIlroy is still trying to figure things out on the practice green.

Kevin Maguire Golf 

After struggling with 35 putts en route to a 4-over-par 74 in Round 1 of the PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy returned to the putting green at Baltusrol and as of 6:30 p.m. ET, he was still working on that portion of his game.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Playing together at the final major of 2016, this year's major winners finish: Henrik Stenson (The Open) -3, Danny Willett (The Masters) +1, and Dustin Johnson (U.S. Open) +7

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

In Dustin Johnson's last seven starts, he had a scoring average of 68.68 with no score worse than 73. He shot 77 today with just one birdie.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Why do I love golf? Dustin Johnson on the 18th hole hit it in the water and then off a tree yet STILL had a chance to make a par. You love the rollercoaster even if you throw up at the end!

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Exactly where Rory McIlroy needs to be after his 35 putt +4 day at Baltusrol.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

On the 18th hole, Henrik Stenson's 3 wood just carried 291 yards in the air, maybe we should try bowling instead of golf. Dustin Johnson just took a driving iron and flew it 296 yards... into the water. Let's keep playing golf, it is after all, drive for show!