2022 PGA Championship Live Updates For The First Round At Southern Hills

Here are live updates for the 2022 PGA Championship. The leader of golf’s second major at 3:05 ET was Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, the 2012 and 2014 PGA Championship winner. McIlroy has completed his round, and is currently at -5 (All times E.T.).

3:10pm ET–There are currently 12 golfers in contention. After McIlroy, the four time major champion, Americans Will Zalatoris and Tom Hoge are at -4, American Matt Kuchar and Mexico’s Abraham Ancer are at -3, and seven golfers are at -2. Those at two-under-par are Australia’s Cameron Smith, the 2022 Players Champion, Americans Jesse Mueller, Chris Kirk, Olympic gold medalist Xander Schauffele, Kevin Na and Davis Riley, and Chile’s Mito Pereira.

3:26pm–Remember most golfers in contention had morning tee times.

3:27pm–South African Justin Harding eagled the seventh hole..goes from +2 to even par.

3:44pm–Most notable group of the afternoon is Scheffler/Rahm/Morikawa…1st, 2nd, 3rd in the world…are all at even par…all are the last three major champions…Scheffler won Masters, Rahm won US Open and Morikawa won the British Open…

3:49pm–Justin Thomas, the 2017 PGA Championship winner, has joined the group at -2…Thomas in a group with Dustin Johnson and Patrick Cantlay…

3:56pm–Tough start for 2018 and 2019 PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka as he is +3…remember Koepka’s rival, Bryson DeChambeau, the 2020 United States Open champion, withdrew because of a wrist injury…

4pm–At -2, Thomas has the current best score among all players on the golf course at the moment, and three back of McIlroy…Thomas has 13 holes left and can do some damage…

4:05pm–Currently 27 golfers under par…expect decent scoring today and tomorrow, but remember rain is in the forecast for Saturday…

4:07pm–Eagle for world number one on the fifth…Scottie Scheffler goes from even to -2, and three back of the former world number one McIlroy, who was number one for 106 weeks…Scheffler has been first in the world for eight weeks…

4:16pm–2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel of South Africa birdies the fourth to go to -2…

4:17pm—Struggles continue for Koepka…made a long putt to salvage a bogey on the 8th…

4:22pm–Scheffler pars the sixth…stays at -2…

4:23pm–Fan favourite Rickie Fowler records a birdie from the bunker on the seventh hole to move to even par…

4:27pm–McIlroy posted his score of -5 in little wind…remember folks he had a remarkable round of eight-under-par 64 in the final round of the Masters last month to finish at -7 and in second place, three strokes back of Scheffler, who was at -10…

4:38pm–Nobody within the afternoon groups has yet to be within two strokes of the lead…McIlroy at -5, Zalatoris and Hoge are at -4, and Kuchar and Ancer are at -3…of the golfers in the top five, only McIlroy is a major champion…he has won at the 2011 U.S. Open, 2012 and 2014 PGA Championship and 2014 British Open…

4:41pm–Back-to-back bogeys by Thomas moves him back to even par…

4:42pm–Australia’s Lucas Herbert records his second straight birdie…moves to -3 and a tie with Ancer and Kuchar for fourth place…

4:56 pm–Disaster for world number two and the betting favourite Jon Rahm on eighth…double bogey…goes from -1 to +1…remember Rahm was favoured to win the Masters too and finished 27th at +4…

5:09 pm–McIlroy now has gone -13 over the last 36 holes at majors…

5:10 pm–Tiger Woods admits he experienced pain walking around Southern Hills today…still experiencing leg pain from his accident…

5:12 pm–Scheffler bogeys ninth…moves back to -1 and four back of McIlroy…

5:14 pm–A lot of golf fans are cheering for golf pro Jesse Mueller, who is at -1…

5:22 pm–Now 28 golfers are under par…

5:24 pm—Phil Mickelson may not be at the PGA Championship, but his former long-time caddie, Jim Mackay is, as Mackay is the current caddie for Thomas…also known as “Bones,” Mackay was Mickelson’s caddie when he won the 2005 PGA Championship…

5:29 pm–Alex Cejka of Germany birdies the 13th hole…now has three birdies in last six holes to go to +1

5:29 pm–Scheffler makes long birdie putt on the 10th to return to -2…

5:40 pm–Scheffler pars 11th…

5:47 pm–Club professional Alex Beach of Rye, New York moves to under par at -1…

5:50 pm—29 golfers now under par

5:50 pm—Scheffler has difficult approach shot from the rough on the par four 12th…he has two large trees in front of him…Scheffler’s golf ball went in between the trees and it landed on the fairway…

5:56 pm–Schwartzel birdies the ninth after bogeying the eighth…returns to -2…

6:00 pm—Aaron Wise of Lake Elsinore, California the 2018 Byron Nelson champion…long birdie on the seventh to move to -2…

6:04 pm—2020 PGA Champion Colin Morikawa bogeys to move to +1…

6:07 pm—the 13th hole is not unlucky for Harold Varner III, who makes a chip as long as I did last week at the fourth hole at the Radium Golf Course in British Columbia…

6:17 pm—another sensational birdie for Varner III, who moves to even par…

6:20 pm—Rahm bogeys the 13th hole to move to +2…betting favourite is now seven back of McIlroy

6:24 pm—Lucas Herbert birdies the 1st after starting on the 10th…is -3 and two back of McIlroy

6:25 pm—Matthew Fitzpatrick of England birdies the 11th and moves to -2, three back of McIlroy

6:26 pm—Thomas birdies the 15th and is tied with Fitzpatrick for seventh at -2…three back of McIlroy

6:35 pm—Herbert in trouble on the 2nd hole from the bunker…

6:42 pm—Herbert bogeys the second…falls to -2…three back of McIlroy

6:42 pm—Patton Kizzire birdies the first after starting on the 10th to move to -2, three back of McIlroy…

6:49 pm–Shane Lowry of Ireland, birdies the 17th…moves to even par…

6:56 pm–One of the interesting names under par is 2009 British Open champion Stewart Cink at -1…remember his battle with Tom Watson well…

7:05 pm—Scheffler bogeys the 16th to return to even par…

7:07 pm—Rickie Fowler birdies the 17th…moves to +1…

7:09 pm—27 players under par at the moment…

7:11 pm—tough day for the three Canadians in the field…Adam Hadwin at +2, Corey Conners at +4 and Mackenzie Hughes at +7

7:16 pm—Chile’s Joaquin Niemann birdies the 13th hole…now has three birdies in the last five holes to move to -2…

7:20 pm—Spain’s Jon Rahm remains discouraged…

7:20 pm—Justin Thomas birdies the 18th…tied for fourth with Kuchar and Ancer at -3…two back of McIlroy

7:23 pm—another former major champion in the hunt at -2…2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson is only three back of McIlroy

7:32 pm—Lucas Herbert of Australia, the 2021 Bermuda champion, birdies the fifth after starting on the back nine…now only one back of McIlroy at -4…

7:40 pm–Webb Simpson tees off from eighth with two holes left…three back of McIlroy

7:49 pm–Herbert bogeys the sixth…two back of McIlroy at -3 in fourth…

7:51 pm–Reminder that American Tom Hoge who is in second place with Zalatoris, has a PGA victory this year as he won Pebble Beach…

8:10 pm–There are three players on the course within three of McIlroy…Australia’s Lucas Herbert two back at -3 with two holes to go…England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick three back at -2 with one to go…Chile’s Joaquin Niemann at -2 with two to go…

8:15 pm—Masters champ and world number one Scottie Scheffler finishes at +1…

8:17 pm–Patton Kizzire delivers with a long birdie putt on the par-three sixth to move to -2…

8:22 pm–Back-to-back bogeys by Schwartzel has him finish at +1 with Scheffler…

8:23 pm…Herbert pars eighth and remains at -3…

8:25 pm–Fitzpatrick done at -2

8:29 pm–Lot of spectators in Oklahoma have left and Lucas Herbert of Australia is only two back of McIlroy…INCREDIBLE!!!!!

8:34 pm–Patton Kizzire bogeys the seventh to fall back to -1…

8:38 pm–Niemann in the clubhouse at -2

8:40 pm–Herbert struggling with his putter on the ninth…drops to -2 after a 68

8:41 pm—Two golfers left on the course under par…Aaron Wise and Patton Kizzire each at -1

8:47 pm—Long par putt for Kizzire on the eighth, finishes at -1, same as Wise

It was a thrill folks! Come back tomorrow… will be doing some Preakness previews in the morning, but will return approximately 2 p.m. ET for more live coverage…