Mike Weir hits out of some rough on the 17th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship.
Paul Goydos reacts after missing a putt on the 14th hole during the second round of the PGA Championship.
Phil Mickelson blasts out of a bunker on the 15th hole at Whistling Straits.
Dustin Johnson warns the gallery of an errant tee shot on the 18th hole at Whistling Straits.
Raphael Jacquelin hits from a bunker on the 18th hole during the first round of the 92nd PGA Championship.
Matt Kuchar tosses a ball after making a birdie on the 11th hole during the second round of the PGA Championship.
Nick Watney reaches for his golf ball during the continuation of the first round of the 92nd PGA Championship.
Phil Mickelson gets help looking for his ball in the rough on the 18th hole during the second round of the PGA Championship.
Robert Karlsson stretches before hitting out of a bunker on the fourth hole during the first round of the PGA Championship.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – Three players who earned 11th-hour invitations to the PGA Championship made the most of their opportunity in Round 1.
The PGA, in an effort to attract the strongest field of the four majors, traditionally gives exemptions to players in the top 100 who are not already exempt.
Last week, they also invited three players ranked outside the top 100 – Korea’s Seung-Yul Noh, England’s Simon Khan and Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano.
The 19-year-old Noh, who’s not included often enough in the discussion of good young players, shot 68. Fernandez-Castano shot 70 (and birdied the first two holes of his second round), and Khan shot 69.
Those three players were among the final three added to the field. They were invited Aug. 2, just 10 days before the first round.
“I have come here as an invitee and I want to play as well as I can,” Noh said.