CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen and American Kevin Kisner each fired a 4-under 67 on Thursday to grab a share of the lead after one round of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club.
Both players carded six birdies but also gave two strokes back with a pair of bogies.
Five golfers are one stroke back at 3-under, including reigning US Open champion Brooks Koepka, while several other elite players shot under par on Thursday.
American world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, Japanese world No. 3 Hideki Matsuyama, Spanish world No. 6 Jon Rahm and Australian world No. 7 Jason Day all fired a 1-under 70 to put them in a strong position after one round.
American world No. 2 Jordan Spieth and fourth-ranked Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland are five shots behind the leaders after each shot a 1-over 72.
Defending champion Jimmy Walker of the United States had a miserable day on Thursday, shooting a 10-over 81.