Leaderboard, live stream, golf scores, Lucas Herbert, Cameron Smith, Tiger Woods injury, Rory McIlroy leads

by | May 20, 2022 | PGA

Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy is the clubhouse leader but rising Aussie Lucas Herbert is the surprise player right in the mix on a brutal afternoon at Southern Hills.

Herbert boldly declared he could win last month’s Masters. He missed the cut.

But the 26-year-old from Bendigo is firmly in the mix at the PGA Championship after finishing two-under despite a couple of late hiccups.

With conditions tougher for the afternoon field after the winds picked up and the greens got firmer, Herbert moved to four-under with a sublime up-and-down on five but dropped a shot on the par-3 sixth after going slightly long off the tee and two putting.

He consolidated with back to back pars, but then dropped another shot to close his round.

Joining Herbert in a share for tie-seventh is compatriot Cameron Smith.


World No.1 Scottie Scheffler’s afternoon threatened to implode, with the Masters champion yelling at himself after dropping another shot at 17 — his fifth bogey of the round — as his par putt was pushed past the hole as he dropped back to one-over.

But after taking a drop on 18, the 25-year-old hit an incredible approach shot and one-putted to hold par to breathe a giant sigh of relief to finish at one-over 71.

American young gun Will Zalatoris is in a three-way tie for second at four-under alongside compatriots Tom Hoge and veteran Matt Kuchar.

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McIlroy fires as Woods struggles | 01:56

Tiger Woods struggled to a four-over par 74 in Thursday’s opening round of the PGA Championship.

Woods, who declared he could win the major before play, was foiled by poor iron shots and soreness in his surgically repaired right leg.


Australia’s highest ranked player Smith finished at two-under, putting him in the mix.

It was a strong bounce back from Smith who was two-over after nine holes, before firing five birdies after making the turn, and ending with a bogey to sign for a 68.

Jason Day threatened at stages, but remains in the mix at one-over.

Fellow Aussies Cam Davis and Marc Leishman finished at two-over, while Matt Jones and Min Woo Lee were three-over while Adam Scott had a nightmare seven-over.

Australian Lucas Herbert and his Caddie Nick Pugh during the first round of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills. Photo: Getty ImagesSource: AFP


The 15-time major champion made his return from severe leg injuries suffered in a February 2021 car crash last month at the Masters, where he battled to walk 72 holes in finishing 47th.

In the second event of his comeback journey, Woods was boosted by a cheering crowd Thursday at Southern Hills, where he began with birdies at the par-4 10th and par-3 14th before his stamina and endurance began to fade.

“My leg is not feeling as good as I would like it to be,” Woods said. “We will start the recovery process and get after it tomorrow.”


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Woods, 46, said he is unable to bring full power into his swing because of the pain in his right leg, which is held together with rods, pins and screws.

“Well, I just can’t load it,” Woods said. “Loading hurts, pressing off it hurts, and walking hurts, and twisting hurts.

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“It’s just golf. If I don’t do that, then I’m all right.”

Woods, the former world number one now ranked 818th, made three bogeys in a row starting at the 18th and closed with back-to-back bogeys, finding rough and bunkers more often as his stamina waned and his iron shots weakened.

“I drove it well, but my iron shots were not very good. I didn’t get the ball very close,” Woods said. “I got off to a great start and didn’t keep it going. I really didn’t give myself any looks for birdie.

“I was struggling trying to get the ball on the green and I missed quite a few iron shots both ways. It was a frustrating day.”

Woods struggled in the bunkers, unable to stop his shots near the hole.

“All the bunker shots sort of came out hot,” Woods said.

“The sand is a lot faster than I thought it would be, especially if you get up in the areas where it’s not raked.

“Sometimes the sand, I’m guessing, and I guessed wrong.”

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McIlroy saddened by Mickelson no show | 01:29


McIlroy, chasing his first major title since 2014, seized the early clubhouse lead in Thursday’s opening round,

Sparked by four consecutive birdies, his longest such run in a major, McIlroy fired a five-under par 65 at Southern Hills.

McIlroy, whose last major victory came at the 2014 PGA, started on the back nine with 15-time major winner Woods and Jordan Spieth before a huge crowd.

“It was a great start to the tournament,” McIlroy said. “I had a really solid round.”

McIlroy, who has not led or shared a lead after any major round since the 2014 PGA, battled poor major starts but the Masters runner-up reeled off four consecutive birdies from the 12th through 15th holes.

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Tee No. 1

10:00pm – John Daly, Shaun Micheel, Y.E. Yang

10:11pm – Takumi Kanaya, Matthew Borchert, Troy Merritt

10:22pm – Dean Burmester, Kyle Mendoza, Chris Kirk

10:33pm – Nic Ishee, Mito Pereira, Sam Horsfield

10:44pm – Kevin Streelman, Shaun Norris, Carlos Ortiz

10:55pm – Matt Kuchar, Cameron Davis, Rikuya Hoshino

11:06pm. – Stewart Cink, Jason Dufner, Padraig Harrington

11:17pm. – Kramer Hickok, Abraham Ancer, Thomas Pieters

11:28pm. – Richard Bland, Matt Jones, Garrick Higgo

11:39pm. – Beau Hossler, Tom Hoge, Si Woo Kim

11:50pm. – Shawn Warren, Pablo Larrazabal, Ryan Fox

12:01am. – Zac Oakley, Yuki Inamori, Sebastián Muñoz

12:12a.m. – Brendan Steele, Casey Pyne, Bio Kim

3:30am – Ryan Brehm, Wyatt Worthington II, Min Woo Lee

3:41am – Nicolai Hojgaard, Sean McCarty, Justin Harding

3:52am – Cameron Tringale, Hudson Swafford, Adam Hadwin

4:03am – Shane Lowry, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott

4:14am – Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas

4:25am – Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Harold Varner III

4:36am – Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, Scottie Scheffler

4:47am – Daniel Berger, Louis Oosthuizen, Ian Poulter

4:58am – Kevin Kisner, Tommy Fleetwood, Billy Horschel

5:09am – Sergio Garcia, Charl Schwartzel, Matthew Fitzpatrick

5:20am – Harry Higgs, Joaquin Niemann, Erik van Rooyen

5:31am – Alex Beach, Bernd Wiesberger, Jhonattan Vegas

5:42am – Jared Jones, Aaron Wise, Joel Dahmen

Tee no. 10

10:05pm. – Ryan Palmer, Robert MacIntyre, Alex Noren

10:16pm – Adri Arnaus, Colin Inglis, Jinichiro Kozuma

10:27pm – Mackenzie Hughes, Michael Block, Sadom Kaewkanjana

10:38pm – Hideki Matsuyama, Xander Schauffele, Tony Finau

10:49pm – Tyrrell Hatton, Bryson DeChambeau, Max Homa

11:00pm – Viktor Hovland, Will Zalatoris, Cameron Smith

11:11pm – Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods

11:22pm – Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Bubba Watson

11:33pm – Kevin Na, Lucas Glover, Daniel van Tonder

11:44pm – Cameron Young, Sam Burns, Davis Riley

11:55pm – Francesco Molinari, Lee Westwood, Gary Woodland

12:06am – Brian Harman, Ryan Vermeer, Oliver Bekker

12:17am – Dylan Newman, Lanto Griffin, Laurie Canter

3:25am – Brandon Bingaman, Talor Gooch, Ryosuke Kinoshita

3:36am – Tim Feenstra, Anirban Lahiri, Kyoung-Hoon Lee

3:47am – Rich Beem, Jesse Mueller, Alex Cejka

3:58am – Russell Knox, Seamus Power, Scott Stallings

4:09am – Jason Kokrak, Corey Conners, Christiaan Bezuidenhout

4:20am – Martin Kaymer, Marc Leishman, Keegan Bradley

4:31am – Zach Johnson, Russell Henley, Cameron Champ

4:42am – Webb Simpson, Branden Grace, Henrik Stenson

4:53am – Sepp Straka, J.J. Spaun, Adam Schenk

5:04am – Matthew Wolff, Joohyung Kim, Keith Mitchell

5:15am – Chad Ramey, Austin Hurt, Lucas Herbert


5:26am – Tyler Collet, Chan Kim, Maverick McNealy

5:37am – Luke List, Paul Dickinson, Patton Kizzire

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