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World No. 1 Jason Day played just one round prior to teeing it up in the 98th PGA Championship and he's currently under par at Baltusrol. We're tracking Round 1.

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Ty Wenger ESPN Editor 

Are you are a Phil-I ever? Then take heart, you eternal optimist, you! Phil the Thrill just sank a 15-foot putt on his 15th hole of the day to fight back to +2 on his opening round of the PGA Championship.

Ty Wenger ESPN Editor 

Oh cute, look! Lee Westwood went birdie-eagle on the 17th and 18th holes to get to -1 on the opening round of the PGA Championship, where he remains with two holes left to play. Let's all agree to pretend like this is the major that Westwood doesn't contend only for the sake of ultimately throwing up at the end. Let's do that. It'll be fun.

Ty Wenger ESPN Editor 

As the old trope goes, you can't win the PGA Championship on the first day, but you sure can lose it. Early in the first round, a few big-name golfers are at risk of losing it: J.B. Holmes and Vijay Singh (+5), Rory McIlroy (+4), and Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els (+3) are digging themselves holes that they might have a hard time digging out of.

Ty Wenger ESPN Editor 

Jimmy Walker, back on his feet! Walker birdies the par-four 7th (his 16th hole of the round) from just off the green to reclaim sole possession of the first-round lead of the PGA Championship at -5.

Ty Wenger ESPN Editor 

It was 25 years ago that John Daly won the PGA Championship on the strength of his then-unheard-of length and (always underappreciated) short game. Daly's 50 now, but can still hammer it out there, as this 330-yard drive on the (ostensibly unreachable) 649-yard par-five 17th hole attests. But this is 2016 Daly, not 1991 Daly. He carded a bogey on the hole.

Ty Wenger ESPN Editor 

After a flawless start to his opening round of the PGA Championship, early morning leader Jimmy Walker bogeys his fifteenth hole of the day to fall back into a tie for first at -4. World number one Jason Day now just a shot back of the lead.

Kevin Maguire Golf 

After playing his first 11 holes in 4 over par, Phil Mickelson finally gets a birdie with a 3 at the par-4 third hole. He's still 8 shots off Jimmy Walker's lead at the PGA Championship in Round 1, though.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's the official distances of each hole for the 1st round of the PGA Championship.

Kevin Maguire Golf 

Jimmy Walker hasn't had a top-10 finish since early March. Missed the cut at two of the year's three majors so far. So why should he do well this week at the 98th PGA Championship? In his first five starts at the PGA, he flip-flopped between missed cuts and top-25 finishes. He MC'd last year at Whistling Straits. So this year at Baltusrol? He's currently 5 under through 14 holes and leading by a shot.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

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Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Phil Mickelson on his runner-up finish at The Open two weeks ago: "I had two bogey-free rounds in a major. That's really good for me." How good? In 11 holes today, he already has four.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Card officials at the PGA Championship were given to identify the normal guys (club pros) playing in the tournament

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As of this time yesterday, Jason Day had never stepped foot on Baltusrol's course. Now he's 2-under through 10 holes without a single bogey.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Here is Brian Stuard's record since his Zurich Classic victory back in May: MC-MC-69th-73rd-MC-16th-MC Stuard has figured something out so far today, though, playing his first 14 holes in 4-under, trailing leader Jimmy Walker by one stroke.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

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Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Two closing par-5 holes should provide a few opportunities for some of the longer hitters to post red numbers, but the threesome of Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Jason Day just played 17 and 18 in a combined 1-over, with five pars and a bogey (by Mickelson on the 18th).

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Jimmy Walker's major rounds so far this year: 71-75-74-75-75-76-72-80. So of course, now he's your PGA Championship leader.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson are 3-over and 2-over, respectively, but perhaps the biggest surprise in their grouping is that the third member, Jason Day is 1-under through eight holes. As of this time yesterday, Day had yet to even set foot on this golf course. He played an afternoon practice round, though, and is now bogey-free so far.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Dang it!! Kevin Na just messed it up for group 10's front nine. Perfectly par no more.