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GolfCast: Can Spieth steady the ship?

After a stretch of majors nearly unparalleled in golf, Jordan Spieth hasn't contended in the past two. Can he add a PGA Championship to his tally? We're tracking Round 1 from Baltusrol.

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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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Betting guide for the PGA Championship

Looking to place a couple of bets on the PGA Championship? Dave Tuley and Will Harris offer the best values and provide their general wagering strategy for this week's event at Baltusrol.

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Willett: Time to rediscover Masters form

Danny Willett believes it is time to put his Masters triumph out of his mind and focus on making further additions to his trophy cabinet.

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

From the 18th tee it's 379 yards to the end of the fairway... Bubba Watson just hit it thru the fairway!!

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

In the conditions he played in, Martin Kaymer's 66 (-4) is definitely the round of the day even though he finishes round 1 in 2nd place.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

The last two holes at Baltusrol (17 and 18) are par fives. They're playing the easiest on the course but they are very different holes. 17 is playing 636 yards and has zero eagles playing just barely under par 4.92. The 18th is playing 548 yards, has 5 eagles (so far), and more than double (63) the birdies than the 17th (31). Stroke average is 4.57.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Martin Kaymer just made the hardest shot for pros in golf, a 43 yard bunker shot, look WAY too easy! 3'10" for par on the 8th hole (his 17th of the day) to stay at -4.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Jordan Spieth makes his first birdie of the 2016 PGA Championship on his 16th hole of the first round. He's now +1

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Raindrops have started and the driving range is empty as players on the course now are having some serious wind!!

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Maybe you DON'T want the lead after Round 1 at the PGA CHampionship. For the past 15 PGA Championships, Phil Mickelson is the only player to win after having a share of the first round lead in 2005. Everyone else, as the caddies say, spit the bit.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Six of the top ten players on the OWGR are currently on the course. NONE of them are under par!! Henrik Stenson is the only one at Even. HOLY HARD COURSE BATMAN!!

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Dustin Johnson is having some serious issues on the 11th hole. He lies 4 and is still 35 yards away from the green. He also started "foot raking" a bunker while his golf ball was still in it... That's a potential "whoops-a-daisy" penalty.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

PGA Tour winner Tony Finau is being beat by every PGA Professional (club pro) in the field right now. For that matter, he's being beaten by everyone in the field right now at +8.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

It's good news, bad news... Good News: we're in the part that the storm is going around. Bad News: There's a flash flood watch on until 6pm EST!

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

So why are afternoon scores so much higher?! This morning the flags hung limp. Now there's inconsistent gusts making club selection very tricky.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

How difficult is Baltusrol playing this afternoon? Of the 78 players in the late wave, only 13 are currently under par.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Through six holes, U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson is already 4-over, with a double and two bogeys. Surprising start for a guy who's been the PGA Tour's most consistent player this season.