US PGA Championship 2019: first round – live!

It’s Bethpage Black! This is pretty much all you need to know …

Bethpage Black: it does what it says on the tin sign.

Bethpage Black: it does what it says on the tin sign. Photograph: John David Mercer/USA Today Sports

Just in case that’s not clear enough, here’s how the two other major tournaments held at this infamous Long Island public course panned out. At the 2009 US Open, Lucas Glover won with a score of -4. Only four other players in the field were under par after four rounds: Ricky Barnes, David Duval, Phil Mickelson and Ross Fisher. Previously, at the 2002 US Open, Tiger Woods was the only player in red figures when it all came down, -3 after 72-holes. Phil Mickelson was next up at level par, with Jeff Maggert traipsing in third at +2. It’s like that.

So the 101st PGA Championship – formerly Glory’s Last Shot but freshly moved forward in the cycle – is going to be one heck of a test. Pars at a premium. The odd meltdown fairly likely. Marvellous! Distance is advantageous but accuracy is key. Brooks? DJ? Rory? Tiger? Jon? Justin? Rickie? Xander? Sergio? It’s going to be quite a ride. It’s on!

The tee times (local time, add five hours for BST): Starting at hole 1 …

6.45am: Rob Labritz, Beau Hossler, J.J. Spaun
6.56am: Sam Burns, Jeffrey Schmid, Keith Mitchell
7.07am: Ben An, Jason Caron, Andrew Putnam
7.18am: John O’Learn, Harold Varner III, Kyle Stanley
7.29am: Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Justin Harding, Sam Ryder
7.40am: Vijay Singh, Jason Dufner, Jimmy Walker
7.51am: Graeme McDowell, Chez Reavie, Brendan Jones
8.02am: Tyrrell Hatton, Russell Knox, Haotong Li
8.13am: Lee Westwood, Shaun Norris, Charles Howell III
8.24am: J.B. Holmes, Lucas Bjerregaard, Troy Merritt
8.35am: Joost Luiten, Brian Mackey, Matt Wallace
8.46am: Casey Russell, Luke List, Abraham Ancer
8.57am: Craig Bowden, Adam Long, Joaquin Niemann
12.10pm: Michael Thompson, Danny Lee, Justin Bertsch
12.21pm: Cameron Champ, Rich Berberian, Jr., Lucas Glover
12.32pm: Emiliano Grillo, Daniel Berger, Paul Casey
12.43pm: Tony Finau, Billy Horschel, Ian Poulter
12.54pm: Matt Fitzpatrick, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Gary Woodland
1.05pm: Padraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer, Keegan Bradley
1.16pm: Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth
1.27pm: Pat Perez, Kevin Kisner, Bryson DeChambeau
1.38pm: Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day
1.49pm: Satoshi Kodaira, Matt Kuchar, Cameron Smith
2.00pm: Corey Conners, Jim Furyk, Marc Leishman
2.11pm: Jorge Campillo, Stuart Deane, Chesson Hadley
2.22pm: Dylan Frittelli, Andrew Filbert, Kurt Kitayama

… and starting at hole 10 …

6.45am: Ben Cook, Scott Piercy, Brian Gay
6.56am: Thomas Pieters, Patton Kizzire, Adam Hadwin
7.07am: Brandt Snedeker, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Max Homa
7.18am: Henrik Stenson, David Lipsky, Richard Sterne
7.29am: Shane Lowry, Erik Van Rooyen, Tommy Fleetwood
7.40am: Sergio Garcia, Kelly Kraft, Adam Scott
7.51am: Charley Hoffman, Louis Oosthuizen, Patrick Reed
8.02am: Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Justin Rose
8.13am: Xander Schauffele, Hideki Matsuyama, Alex Noren
8.24am: Brooks Koepka, Francesco Molinari, Tiger Woods
8.35am: Aaron Wise, Ryan Fox, Shugo Imahira
8.46am: Julian Suri, Marty Jertson, Martin Trainer
8.57am: Lucas Herbert, Cory Schneider, Sungjae Im
12.10pm: Ryan Vermeer, Adrian Otaegui, Jason Kokrak
12.21pm: Alex Björk, Rod Perry, Ross Fisher
12.32pm: Eddie Pepperell, Branden Grace, Ryan Palmer
12.43pm: Ryan Moore, Joel Dahmen, Thorbjørn Olesen
12.54pm: Y.E. Yang, Rich Beem, John Daly
1.05pm: Steve Stricker, Brian Harman, Patrick Cantlay
1.16pm: Sung Kang, Shaun Micheel, Alex Beach
1.27pm: C.T. Pan, Kevin Na, Ryan Armour
1.38pm: Danny Willett, Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson
1.49pm: Kevin Tway, Brandon Stone, Bronson Burgoon
2.00pm: Si Woo Kim, Danny Balin, Tom Lewis
2.11pm: Jazz Janewattananond, Tyler Hall, Michael Kim
2.22pm: Mikko Korhonen, Craig Hocknull, Jhonattan Vegas


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