K.J. Choi had a carefree stroll around Baltusrol Golf Club's Lower Course with a 2-under-par 35-33=68 during the opening round of the 98th PGA Championship.
Going off in the second group of the day, at 7:10 a.m. ET, Choi took some time to ease into his round. After back-to-back pars to open, he swallowed a bogey at the par-4 third before bouncing back with a birdie-2 at the fourth. He saved the best for last, though, circling birdies in three of his last five holes, all from inside nine feet and two from inside four feet. On the whole, this round was manufactured through great ball-striking, providing plenty of looks at birdie and easy pars. After breaking a streak of 14 consecutive starts when he missed last year's PGA Championship, Choi is making his 15th appearance at this event, with a pair of top 10s on his resume (2004, 2006).
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 12:08:00 PM