How it happened: Tiger, Phil fire 71; Scott, Furyk lead

Adam Scott during the first round of the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill.

Adam Scott during the first round of the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Tiger Woods looked to have it going early, but played his final nine holes in 3 over and carded a 1-over 71 on Thursday at the PGA Championship.

On a day that saw some low scores, Woods missed key birdie opportunities at the outset of his back nine and struggled with his swing coming in.

Adam Scott went out in the afternoon with Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose. While Mickelson struggled late to finish with a 71 and Rose managed a 68 despite a bogey at the last hole, Scott was locked in. He made five straight birdies during his round en route to a 5-under 65 and he'll take a share of the lead into Friday. Jim Furyk is also 5 under.

Also, take a gander at the hole-by-hole breakdown to learn about Oak Hill throughout the day.

Here's how the day unfolded!

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Mickelson-Scott-Rose, Hole No. 18

Phil and Scott hit poor drives and find the thick rough. Mickelson makes matters worse, trying to hit his approach through the trees. He doesn't make it out and then just pitches out into the fairway. His fourth ends up 15 feet from the hole. Scott also had to lay up before landing his third shot about 12 feet away. Justin Rose ended up in a greenside bunker and blasts out to about 12 feet. While Scott saves par for a 65, Lefty doubles to shoot 71 and Rose bogeys to card a 68.

ON THE DAY: Mickelson (1 over); Rose (2 under); Scott (5 under)

Elsewhere on the course: Zach Johnson misses a 3-footer for par at No. 17 to drop back to 1 under. Also, Rory McIlroy on his opening-round 69: "Felt like I could shoot a low one. . . . all things considered, 1 under isn't a bad score. . . . I come back here, it gives me some confidence knowing I've done well in this tournament."

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Mickelson-Scott-Rose, Hole No. 17

Adam Scott loses his hold on the outright lead with bogey at No. 16, and then finds the right intermediate rough off the tee at No. 17. His approach is short and in the rough, too. Justin Rose is also short, but he's in the fairway cut, and opts to putt it. Phil is the only one on the green, but he misses his birdie roll. Pars for each.

ON THE DAY: Mickelson (1 under); Rose (3 under); Scott (5 under)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy avoids a bogey-bogey finish, saving par at No. 18 to wrap up a 1-under 69.

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Mickelson-Scott-Rose, Hole No. 16

All three players are in different spots off the tee: Lefty is in the right rough, Scott in the left rough and Rose in the middle of the fairway. Mickelson is the only one to miss the green, and he and Rose make par. Scott misses his 5-footer for par and he falls back into a share of the lead with Jim Furyk.

ON THE DAY: Mickelson (1 under); Rose (3 under); Scott (5 under)

Elsewhere on the course: Miguel Angel Jimenez has been in contention all day, yet he's also made a couple poor golf shots. He lipped out a 3-footer earlier today, and then at No. 17 he attempted to hit a rescue out of the thick rough and only advanced the ball about 20 yards. He would double-bogey the hole to drop to 2 under.

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Mickelson-Scott-Rose, Hole No. 15

The final par-3 of the day for this trio. Lefty hits first off the tee and lands it about 30 feet past. Scott is also on the green, as is Rose. All three make pars heading into the third to last hole of the day.

ON THE DAY: Mickelson (1 under); Rose (3 under); Scott (6 under)

Elsewhere on the course: Lee Westwood gets his fourth birdie of the round to drop, at No. 17, and he's 4 under and bogey-free through 17 holes.

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Mickelson-Scott-Rose, Hole No. 14

Adam Scott goes for the green off the tee at this short par-4. He sets himself up for a good birdie look after a good chip from off the green. He makes it to take the solo lead at 6 under. Phil also birdies while Rose makes par.

ON THE DAY: Mickelson (1 under); Rose (3 under); Scott (6 under)

Elsewhere on the course: Luke Donald, Bubba Watson, Nicolas Colsaerts and Brandt Snedeker are among those at even par late in their rounds.

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Mickelson-Scott-Rose, Hole No. 13

Just as Mickelson is heating up, his drive at the par-5 13th misses left. He's in the hazard, but can play it. There are some rocks about a half foot in front of the ball, so it will be a dangerous follow through for Phil. He gets it out perfectly and avoids danger. Phil's third shot ends up on the the fringe left of the hole. Meanwhile, Scott and Rose both lay up. Rose's third shot is then stuck to 10 feet while Scott lands his third shot about 20 feet away. Mickelson ends up with par, and so does Scott after burning the left edge of the cup with his birdie attempt and Rose, who runs his by left, as well.

ON THE DAY: Mickelson (Even); Rose (3 under); Scott (5 under)

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Mickelson-Scott-Rose, Hole No. 12

Good drives from Scott and Phil, but Rose misses the fairway right. Rose takes a huge divot out of the rough and finds the back fringe. Not a bad shot at all from that lie. Phil then spins his approach back to about 12 feet. He then makes his third straight birdie. Rose chips it close and makes par. Scott has a routine two-putt for par.

ON THE DAY: Mickelson (Even); Rose (3 under); Scott (5 under)

Elsewhere on the course: Martin Kaymer just holed out for eagle at the par-5 13th hole. Kaymer, a former PGA Championship winner, is now 3 under.

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Mickelson-Scott-Rose, Hole No. 11

Justin Rose hit his tee shot at the par-3 11th before the horn. He's in a greenside bunker. Phil is on the green off the tee. Adam Scott, who is shooting for the first 62 in major-championship history, delivers his worst tee shot of the day, missing the green left. No problem on the chip, though, as Scott hits to a few feet. Rose then blasts out to close before Phil drains his 25-footer for birdie. Pars for Scott and Rose.

ON THE DAY: Mickelson (1 over); Rose (3 under); Scott (5 under)

Elsewhere on the course: Right out of the delay, Rory McIlroy birdies No. 12 to get back to 2 under.

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Weather update #2: 5:05 p.m. EDT

The range is now open and play is expected to resume at 5:35 p.m. Not much rain fell, so conditions shouldn't be too far off from how they were before the delay.

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Weather update #1: 4:24 p.m. EDT

The horns sound due to inclement weather in the area. We'll keep you posted on when play will resume.

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Mickelson-Scott-Rose, Hole No. 10

Scoring conditions are great considering it's the middle of the afternoon. All three players again find the short stuff off the tee. Scott is a club short on his approach and finds the green well below the hole. Rose and Lefty are also on the putting surface. All three just miss their birdie tries and it's pars all around on this hole.

ON THE DAY: Mickelson (2 over); Rose (3 under); Scott (5 under)

Elsewhere on the course: Lee Westwood is bogey-free through 12 holes today and is 3 under for the tournament.

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Mickelson-Scott-Rose, Hole No. 9

All three players in this marquee group have been solid off the tee these last few holes. Scott's approach ends up a long ways away, ending his streak of short birdie putts. Lefty is much closer, about 10 feet away. Rose, from the intermediate cut, is about 15 feet away. Scott's birdie streak ends as he makes par, but Lefty and Rose both sink their putts. It's Rose's third birdie in four holes.

ON THE DAY: Mickelson (2 over); Rose (3 under); Scott (5 under)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy bogeys Nos. 10-11 to fall back to 1 under.

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Mickelson-Scott-Rose, Hole No. 8

Oak Hill penalizes you for finding the rough off the tee, but all three players again avoid it by finding the fairway. Rose and Scott knock their approaches close while Phil is also on the putting surface. Lefty ends up with par, but Rose and Scott birdie. Scott's birdie is his fifth straight and it now has him tied for the lead.

ON THE DAY: Mickelson (3 over); Rose (2 under); Scott (5 under)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy birdies the par-4 ninth hole to move to 3 under.

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Mickelson-Scott-Rose, Hole No. 7

Great drives from the major-winning trio. Scott hits first and sticks his approach to 5 feet. Phil goes next and ends up on the fringe while Rose goes a little longer than Lefty's and just into the rough. Rose leaves his chip well short while Phil's chip is nestled in close. Rose cleans up for par, as does Phil. Oh, and Adam Scott? He sinks his fourth straight birdie.

ON THE DAY: Mickelson (3 over); Rose (1 under); Scott (4 under)

Elsewhere on the course: Two bogeys in his last three holes drops Kohki Idoki back to 2 under, now through 11 holes.

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Mickelson-Scott-Rose, Hole No. 6

The first par-3 of the day and all three players find the green. Phil putts first and settles it close to set up par. Rose and Scott both sink mid-range birdie putts. For Scott, it's his third straight birdie.

ON THE DAY: Mickelson (3 over); Rose (1 under); Scott (3 under)

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Mickelson-Scott-Rose, Hole No. 5

Fairway woods and hybrids off the tee and into the fairway for all three players. All three find the green, too, although Scott stick his to 5 feet. Rose and Mickelson then send long putts just by the right of the cup before Scott drains his birdie. Lefty and Rose get out with pars.

ON THE DAY: Mickelson (3 over); Rose (Even); Scott (2 under)

Elsewhere on the course: After five straight birdies, Miguel Angel Jimenez lips out a bogey from 3 feet at No. 7 and makes double to drop back to 2 under.

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Mickelson-Scott-Rose, Hole No. 4

This par-5 has played the easiest so far today, but Phil finds some trouble, hitting his first tee shot out of bounds. Phil then goes for it with his fourth shot while Scott and Rose also try for the green before both end up in greenside bunkers. From off the green in the fairway cut, Phil pulls the putter and runs it about 8 feet past. After both Rose and Scott blast out, Phil misses the bogey putt. He doubles the hole to drop to 3 over while Rose and Scott make their birdie putts.

ON THE DAY: Mickelson (3 over); Rose (Even); Scott (1 under)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy gives back a shot at No. 5 to fall back to 2 under. Also, Miguel Angel Jimenez has five straight birdies since a bogey at No. 1. He's 4 under.

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Mickelson-Scott-Rose, Hole No. 3

Rose is the only player to find the green at the par-3 third. Scott is in the bunker while Phil finds the rough up against the grandstand. After Scott blasts out to short range, Lefty's chip runs way past. His 20-footer for par just misses right and Phil ends up with bogey. After Rose two-putts for par, Scott makes his 5-footer to remain at even.

ON THE DAY: Mickelson (1 over); Rose (1 over); Scott (Even)

Elsewhere on the course: Jason Day and Brandt Snedeker are each 2 under through six holes this afternoon.

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Mickelson-Scott-Rose, Hole No. 2

Scott finds the fairway, while Mickelson finds the right rough. Rose uses iron and finds the first cut of the right rough. Scott finds the green while Lefty and Rose miss. Scott two-putts for par while Lefty and Rose both get up-and-down to save their pars. Mickelson made a 15-footer for his par.

ON THE DAY: Mickelson (Even); Rose (1 over); Scott (Even)

Elsewhere on the course: Kohki Idoki is 4 under through his first six holes. And look out for Rory McIlroy. He's 3 under through four holes after a birdie at the par-5 fourth.

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Mickelson-Scott-Rose, Hole No. 1

For the remainder of the afternoon, we'll concentrate on the marquee pairing of Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott and Justin Rose, as well as Rory McIlroy. So, the last four major champs.

All three players miss the fairway at the par-4 1st hole, including Adam Scott going well to the right and flirting with a hazard. Mickelson comes up short of the green from the left, Rose flies the green from the right and Scott has to punch out to the fairway. Scott hits a nice ball to about 6 feet to try and save par. Rose's third shot goes all the way back off the front of the green and his putt from there comes up short. He taps in for bogey. Meanwhile, Mickelson nearly chips in and saves par, as does Scott.

ON THE DAY: Mickelson (Even); Rose (1 over); Scott (Even)

Elsewhere on the course: Senior PGA champ Kohki Idoki birdies three of his first four holes to move to 3 under.

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Update #6: 1:47 p.m. EDT

Jim Furyk finishes his round with his only bogey of the day, carding a 5-under 65 to take the clubhouse lead, one clear of David Hearn.

Meanwhile, defending PGA champ Rory McIlroy birdies his opening hole after claiming yesterday that he was feeling more confident in his game.

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HOLE-BY-HOLE BREAKDOWN OF TIGER WOODS' ROUND

Hole No. 9, Par 4, 452 yards

Tiger has had a few loose swings on his final nine, but is managing to scramble to pick up pars and stay in contention. He is currently five back of Jim Furyk, who is playing in the group immediately behind Tiger.

Off the tee: Another fairway metal and Tiger rips it up the right side. It just trickles into the first cut.

Approach shot: Tiger tries to play a big "slice" to get it to the green, but finds the left greenside rough and shortsides himself. Facing a very tough up-and-down to finish in red figures.

Around the green: Tiger has a horrible lie in the rough and has to hammer it out and finds the bunker. His sand shot is on the lip and he gets it to about 12 feet under the hole to try and save bogey.

On the green: Tiger lips out for bogey and the double bogey sends him to over par for the round.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (thru 18)

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Hole No. 8, Par 4, 428 yards

Tiger is scrambling to stick in red figures, showing some solid short game for up-and-downs.

Off the tee: A fairway metal here and Tiger hammers it down the left side. Great tee shot here.

Approach shot: From just under 165 yards, Tiger hates it immediately and finds a greenside bunker. He came out of his swing.

Around the green: Fabulous sand shot here, leaving it 9 inches from the cup and he taps in for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (thru 17)

Elsewhere on the course: Jim Furyk birdies the par-4 7th and moves to 6 under and now has a two-shot lead over David Hearn.

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Hole No. 7, Par 4, 461 yards

That was a solid two-putt on a par 3 that could not be challenged due to water fears. Tiger could use a birdie over his final three holes, although the course is toughening up.

Off the tee: Tiger hits his ball a bit heavy, but finds the middle of the fairway and gets a lot of roll, so he won't pay a huge price.

Approach shot: From just over 230 yards left to the hole -- playing uphill -- and Tiger gets it to just short of the green.

Around the green: A great chip shot here flirts with the hole and leaves himself 2 feet to save par.

On the green: Easy putt here and he remains four back of Jim Furyk.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (thru 16)

Elsewhere on the course: Matt Kuchar gets into the clubhouse with a 3-under 67, while Steve Stricker and Jason Dufner both card 2-under 68s. Kuchar was bogey-free and didn't birdie either of the par-5s.

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Hole No. 6, Par 3, 175 yards

Taking the glass half-full approach, Tiger has had great birdie looks on four of his last five holes. Hasn't converted on any of them, hence the four-shot deficit.

Off the tee: Water is in play here, so a careful tee ball is necessary and Tiger leaves it 30 feet under the hole. Smart play.

On the green: Facing a fast putt, Tiger sends his birdie attempt 5 feet past. Caddie Joe Lacava helps Tiger line up the par putt and he drains it for a good save.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (thru 15)

Elsewhere on the course: David Hearn picks up his second bogey of the day at the par-4 18th and moves to the clubhouse with a 4-under 66. Meanwhile, Paul Casey continues his march back into relevance, carding a 3-under 67 to sit two shot off the lead.

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Hole No. 5, Par 4, 428 yards

Tiger's putter saved him on his opening nine holes, but has been costly over the first four holes coming in, missing three great birdies and then a 5-footer for par. Needs a couple birdies coming in for momentum.

Off the tee: With fairway metal, Tiger hits a perfect ball down the throat of the fairway. He liked it immediately.

Approach shot: From just over 160 yards, Tiger takes 9-iron and gets it pin-high and about 15 feet for another look at birdie.

On the green: Moments after Keegan Bradley drains a 20-footer to get to 1 under, Tiger hits the right edge and it skirts 3 feet past. He thought he had that one, as he put a confident stroke on it. He makes the comebacker for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (thru 14)

Elsewhere on the course: Jim Furyk has jumped into a share of the lead at 5 under with a birdie at No. 4. David Hearn is playing the 18th hole at 5 under. Robert Garrigus posts a 3-under 67 and is two off the lead, currently T-3. Kiradech Aphibarnrat is also in the clubhouse, firing a 2-under 68 to sit T-7 currently.

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Hole No. 4, Par 5, 570 yards

That's three consecutive great looks at birdie, and Tiger has yet to convert. Pars are fine at majors, but scoring conditions are optimal right now. Now on to the last par 5, which Tiger will need to take advantage of.

Off the tee: Tiger takes driver for the first time today and pushes it to the right and into the longer rough. Will depend on lie on whether he can take a shot at the green.

Second shot: Tiger has to lay up and just finds the fairway, flirting with finding the rough a second time.

Approach shot: Another suspect shot from Tiger, finding a greenside bunker and will face a tough up-and-down just to save par.

Around the green: Tiger nearly holes out the bunker shot, sending it just past on the right and will have 5 feet to save par.

On the green: A downhill, left-to-right par putt and Tiger lips out for his first bogey of the day. He's now four shots off the lead.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (thru 13)

Elsewhere on the course: David Hearn birdies the par-4 16th hole to take the outright lead at 5 under. Paul Casey moves to within two shots of the lead with a birdie at the par-4 7th and is tied with Matt Kuchar and Matt Jones at 3 under.

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Hole No. 3, Par 3, 214 yards

That's back-to-back birdie misses, and the one at No. 2 could prove to be costly. Tiger can't waste great approach shots like that, not when scoring conditions are ripe.

Off the tee: Tiger attacks this flag and will have about 15 feet for another good look at birdie.

On the green: Tiger puts too much on this one and it goes through the break, even walking a bit early out of frustration. Easy par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (thru 12)

Elsewhere on the course: Jim Furyk birdies No. 1 to move into a tie for the lead at 4 under with David Hearn. Robert Garrigus moves back to within one after a double-bogey at the par-3 6th with a birdie at the par-4 7th. Garrigus is tied with Matt Kuchar (thru 14) and Matt Jones (thru 8).

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Hole No. 2, Par 4, 401 yards

Tiger might look back at No. 1 as a missed opportunity, as an uphill birdie putt from inside 20 feet won't be plentiful over the course of the week.

Off the tee: Another iron here and he slides it up the middle of the fairway. Really smooth swing there.

Approach shot: Tiger hits another incredible second shot, getting it to settle 3 feet left of the hole.

On the green: Tiger is not aggressive enough with the putt and misses to the right. Ouch. A par, but he'll be upset after that one.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (thru 11)

Elsewhere on the course: Jim Furyk, who is feeling more confident because of a new driver he put in the bag, makes the turn with a 3-under 33 to sit one shot off the lead, now held by David Hearn.

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Hole No. 1, Par 4, 460 yards

That's a solid opening nine, despite hitting only 4 of 9 greens, using 11 putts to recover en route to a 2-under 33. He's two back of David Hearn and Robert Garrigus.

Off the tee: Fairway metal again here for Tiger -- still no drivers used -- and he splits the fairway and the downhill par 4.

Approach shot: Solid second shot here, leaving it about 20 feet under the hole.

On the green: Tiger doesn't give it enough speed uphill, and it settles 18 inches short. That was a good opportunity. He makes the tap-in par to stay two off the lead.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (thru 10)

Elsewhere on the course: Paul Casey has birdied four of his last five holes to move to 2 under through 14 holes.

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Hole No. 18, Par 4, 497 yards

That's three big par saves for Tiger in the first eight holes. Another one-putt at No. 17 as well.

Off the tee: Tiger takes fairway wood and smashes it down the left side, running out to the middle of the fairway.

Approach shot: The first poor shot from Tiger, overcooking it to the left and into a greenside bunker.

Around the green: A nice bunker shot here, leaving the ball about 4 feet under the hole.

On the green: Another big par, made that one look pretty easy despite missing the green.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (thru 9)

Elsewhere on the course: Robert Garrigus birdies the par-5 4th hole to move to 4 under, tied with David Hearn for the lead. David Toms is one back after a birdie at the par-4 18th. Meanwhile, Hunter Mahan has battled back to 2 under with a birdie at No. 4, while Steve Stricker birdies Nos. 2 and 3 to also get back to 2 under after bogeys at Nos. 18 and 1.

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Hole No. 17, Par 4, 509 yards

A solid opening seven holes for Tiger, who has nine putts for the round. He now gets to two of the toughest holes on the course.

Off the tee: Tiger pushes his 3-wood to the right, finding the intermediate cut of rough. Will likely have to play a safe shot into the green, depending on the lie.

Approach shot: From just over 200 yards, Tiger has to play a low shot but finds the rough in front of the green.

Around the green: Tiger plays a big flop shot and it runs out to about 4 feet right of the hole.

On the green: And another big par save here, carefully putting this one in the middle of the cup. He's two back of David Hearn.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (thru 8)

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Hole No. 16, Par 4, 439 yards

Tiger's putting looks quite good today, now with just seven putts through six holes.

Off the tee: Tiger takes fairway wood here and finds the right side of the fairway, maybe mishitting it a bit, as it is shorter than normal.

Approach shot: From more than 195 yards, Tiger finds the green, but will have 60 feet for a birdie attempt.

On the green: A beautiful lag putt to about 18 inches on the birdie attempt, tapping that in for another par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (thru 7)

Elsewhere on the course: Rickie Fowler joins David Hearn and Robert Garrigus in the lead at 3 under behind a birdie at the par-4 18th to make the turn with a 3-under 32. Club pro Jeff Sorenson has started his round with two birdies through four holes and is tied for third at 2 under. Sorenson is a club pro from Minnesota.

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Hole No. 15, Par 3, 181 yards

Another solid par save at the 14th, and Tiger has six putts through five holes.

Off the tee: With 8-iron, Tiger hits a fantastic tee ball to about 10 feet under the hole.

On the green: Buries this one after taking his time reading it and he moves to within one of the lead.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (thru 6)

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Hole No. 14, Par 4, 323 yards

Nice birdie from Tiger there, especially with only two par 5s at Oak Hill. Now, to a drivable par 4.

Off the tee: Tiger chooses to lay up at the drivable par 4, putting it in the middle of the fairway. Definitely the safe play.

Approach shot: With a three-quarters swing, Tiger goes right at the hole, but the spin back leaves it on the fringe and about 35 feet under the hole.

Off the green: Again, technically off the green, Tiger's birdie attempt skirts by on the left of the hole and leaves himself 3 feet for par. He knocks that in to stay in the red.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (thru 5)

Elsewhere on the course: David Toms birdies Nos. 12, 13 and 15 to take the solo lead at 3 under.

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Hole No. 13, Par 5, 598 yards

The morning's marquee group moves to its first par 5, with Tiger and Love at even, while Bradley is 1 over. Love has hit each green in regulation.

Off the tee: A iron in hand for Tiger here because of a hazard that cuts through the fairway, and he misses the fairway on the left.

Second shot: A simple lay up here from Tiger and he's in the fairway.

Approach shot: From 155 yards, Tiger nearly holes out, leaving it a foot away for birdie. It landed about 18 inches from the pin.

On the green: Easy stuff here and Tiger moves to one off the early lead.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (thru 4)

Elsewhere on the course: Robert Garrigus drops his first shot of the day at the par-4 18th, making the turn at 2-under 33 and in a six-way tie for the lead. Steve Stricker has joined that group at 2 under with a birdie at No. 16. Hunter Mahan drops back to 1 under with a bogey at No. 17.

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Hole locations for Round 1 at the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill.

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Hole No. 12, Par 4, 372 yards

That's back-to-back par saves for Tiger. Doesn't want to scramble this much, but solid start.

Off the tee: Long iron in hand, Tiger finds his first fairway of the day, sliding it right up the middle.

Approach shot: From just over 150 yards, Tiger decides not to attack the flag and leaves himself 30 feet from the right of the hole. Solid, but not spectacular.

On the green: A solid lag putt here, leaving it 9 inches short and he taps in for a third consecutive par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (thru 3)

Elsewhere on the course: Rickie Fowler picks up a second consecutive birdie, the latest at the par-5 13th to move to 2 under and one off the very early lead held by Robert Garrigus.

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Hole No. 11, Par 3, 226 yards

Tiger was unhappy with his second shot at the par-4 10th, but looked comfortable on the green, even after sending his third shot 8 feet past.

Off the tee: Tiger attempts to play a cut, but it flattens out and finds the greenside rough on the left. Going to be a tough up-and-down ahead.

Around the green: A great chip for Tiger, nearly holing it on the left side. Leaves himself 3 feet to save par.

On the green: Another big par save here, putting it in the middle of the hole.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (thru 2)

Elsewhere on the course: Hunter Mahan birdies Nos. 13 and 14 to move to 2 under, one behind early leader Robert Garrigus.

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Hole No. 10, Par 4, 429 yards

As we switch into a Tiger Tracker -- don't worry, we'll keep you up-to-date on the rest of the field -- we head to the par-4 10th first. Our Bradley S. Klein says that there is no reason for driver here, but just need to avoid a fairway bunker on the left. Tiger is wearing a light blue shirt, black hat, black pants and black shoes.

Off the tee: With fairway wood, Tiger hits a solid shot that finds the first cut on the right side of the fairway. Good angle into the green from there.

Approach shot: After watching Keegan Bradley find the bunker, Tiger is a bit more conservative and finds the front of the green, but about 50 feet away.

On the green: Technically just off the green, Tiger sends his third shot about 8 feet past. He drains it for a big par save.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (thru 1)

Elsewhere on the course: Keegan Bradley bogeys the par-4 10th after missing a 12-footer to save par. Meanwhile, Rickie Fowler and Steve Stricker both birdie the par-4 12th hole to move to 1 under for the tournament.

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Update #5: 8:28 a.m. EDT

Robert Garrigus has five putts through four holes, leading to three early birdies and sitting atop the leaderboard at 3 under. Garrigus started his round on the back nine as well.

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Update #4: 8:05 a.m. EDT

About a quarter-inch of rain fell on Oak Hill last night, softening up the course and likely forcing some that had planned on using fairway woods off the tee to at least consider driver, as the ball will not run as it did during practice rounds. Tiger will be one of those players, while Phil Mickelson has already said that he was going without a driver in his bag this week, instead putting five wedges in there.

There are 24 players on the course currently, with six of them under par.

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Update #3: 7:54 a.m. EDT

Tiger Woods will be starting on the back nine today, and a Hiroyuki Fujita is showing that there are some birdies out there, opening with back-to-back birdies at the par-4 10th and par-3 11th to take the very early lead at 2 under. Billy Horschel also started on the back and birdies his opening hole to move into red figures.

Check out Horschel's scripted apparel here.

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Update #2: 7:45 a.m. EDT

It's a bit early on a Thursday morning, but some big names are getting their rounds underway, including new father Hunter Mahan, who is playing with Billy Horschel and Paul Casey.

Mahan is playing in his first tournament since withdrawing from the RBC Canadian Open before the third round when his wife, Kandi, unexpectedly went into labor a few weeks early. Read about his expectations this week here.

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Update #1: 7:30 a.m. EDT

And with Rob Labritz's first tee shot, play is underway at the PGA Championship. The weather should be fine for the morning wave, with temperatures forecasted to reach as high as 79 degrees with light winds out of the southwest. According to weather.com, there is a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms this afternoon around 2 p.m. With a 156-player field, weather is always a big factor.

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Wednesday coverage

New outlook brings back positive results for Woodland

Gary Woodland has had to deal with plenty of change over the past two years. Injuries. New coaches. New equipment. On-course struggles. But the changes he employed finally took effect last week in Reno, and now he is teeing it up at the PGA Championship again, full of his old confidence.

Rory McIlroy identifies his recent problems on the golf course

The first part of solving a problem, of course, is identifying it. Such obvious profundity would seem to bode well for Rory McIlroy. He now realizes he is a natural player who got too caught up in swing mechanics.

J.J. Henry moves into PGA field after friend Mark Brooks withdraws

On the surface, it had all the appearances of a cozy set of circumstances, but J.J. Henry said it was just happenstance. More than how he got into the 95th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club – with the withdrawal of his friend, mentor and sometimes caddie, Mark Brooks.

Furyk finds the drive to make a late-season run

Entering this week's PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club, Jim Furyk, 43, finds reason for optimism despite a rough season. He put a new Callaway FT Optiforce driver in his bag two weeks ago and likes the results.

Often-used Oak Hill will provide brawny test at PGA

Oak Hill, host to so many marquee events, poses a brawny test for the PGA Championship this week.

PGA Championship: Shifty sands surround Oak Hill

Oak Hill’s greenside bunkers are filled with unusually coarse sand that will require players to make adjustments.

Poulter: 'Give him (McIlroy) a break'

Ian Poutler is defending Ryder Cup teammate Rory McIlroy as he goes through an adjustment period with new equipment, new endorsement deals and new management.

Bishop, PGA's 'maverick,' succeeds by being bold

PGA president Ted Bishop, an outspoken Indiana course owner, plies wit and wisdom in seeking to reverse golf’s fortunes.

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Tuesday coverage

McIlroy's Champions dinner menu at PGA Championship

As defending champion, Rory McIlroy is in charge of the Champions Dinner menu at the PGA Championship. What on tap this year?

Mahan making first start since becoming a father

Hunter Mahan is making his first start since his wife, Kandi, gave birth to the couples first child, Zoe Olivia.

Scott: Open Championship hurt more in 2013

Adam Scott was in contention for the second consecutive year at last month’s Open Championship at Muirfield. But yet again, he struggled coming down the stretch to claim his first Claret Jug, bogeying four consecutive holes on Sunday.

Rivalry continues to fuel Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson aren't the greatest of friends, and that's to be expected when dealing with the two most successful golfers of the 21st century. But, even as they age, the rivalry continues to fuel their overwhelming success.

Decoding TaylorMade's 2013 PGA Championship logo

TaylorMade's latest commemorative logo – part of a series celebrating major championships – pays homage to Rochester, a famous abolitionist and the golf traditions of Oak Hill.

Q&A with Ernie Johnson, TV sportscaster

Ernie Johnson is best known for his work on NBA telecasts, though he also spent four seasons calling Atlanta Braves games with his father, Ernie Johnson Sr. He spoke recently with Golfweek’s Martin Kaufmann.

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Monday coverage

Tiger Woods leads oddsmakers' lists to win PGA Championship

Tiger Woods, as one might expect, leads the PGA Championship as the odds-on favorite to win according to Las Vegas oddsmakers.

Woods, Mahan headline PGA Championship predictions

Our staff of experts takes a look at the deep field list at the 2013 PGA Championship and offer up their predictions on who will take home the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday at Oak Hill.

Lee Trevino, caddie recall win at Oak Hill in '68 U.S. Open

Lee Trevino's win at Oak Hill in the 1968 U.S. Open had several ramifications – among them a quickly built relationship with a caddie paired by blind draw.

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