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By: Team Sport Nation 5 months ago

American golfer Kevin Kisner currently sits atop the leaderboard of this year’s PGA Championship, following a fantastic first round score of 67 (-4). Kisner shared the lead with Thorbjorn Olesen at Quail Hollow yesterday, but has since pulled away from the Dane, with a series of sublime birdies.

Here is the current leaderboard:

1. Kevin Kisner:           -6  (7)

2. Thorbjorn Olesen:    -4 (-)

T3. Rickie Fowler:       -3 (8)

T3. D.A. Points:           -3 (7)

T3. Jordan Smith:        -3 (5)

T3. Brooks Koepka:    -3 (-)

T3. Chris Stroud:         -3 (-)

Rory McIlroy got off to a great start yesterday carding 3 birdies in 4 holes, but once again struggled to maintain composure, bogeying the 13th before a double bogey on the 14th.  Grand Slam hopeful Jordan Spieth is currently T28 at +1, following a day of missed opportunities, and British youngster Jordan Smith sits T9 (-2) after a fantastic first round.

McIlroy said of his first round performance: “It would have been nice to shoot under par but I played a three-hole stretch on the back nine three over par. That was the only thing that derailed my round.”

Photo: Getty