Woodland leads by 1 after 1st round of PGA Championship
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Gary Woodland sits one shot ahead of Rickie Fowler after firing a 6-under 64 in Round 1 of the PGA Championship on Thursday.

Woodland - who has never finished inside the top 10 of a major - played flawlessly after an opening bogey, carding five birdies on the back nine while hitting 15 of 18 greens in regulation.

The 34-year-old Woodland is a three-time winner on the PGA Tour, including the 2018 Waste Management Open.

Fowler held the clubhouse lead after his 65 early at Bellerive Country Club, a round which ties his lowest ever in a major.

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Notables Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, and Justin Rose all recorded 3-under 67s to find themselves in a large group tied for fifth.

Defending champion Justin Thomas shot 69, the best round in his group with both Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods sitting at even par.

Woodland leads by 1 after 1st round of PGA Championship
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