Xander Schauffele leads the US PGA
Xander Schauffele leads the US PGA

US PGA LIVE: Day 1 updates and scores from Valhalla

Welcome to LIVE R1 updates, scores, interviews and commentary from the US PGA Championship at Valhalla.

  • Xander Schauffele shoots a stunning 9-under 62 to make history, equalling the lowest round ever in a major championship
  • It marks the lowest round in US PGA history
  • Schauffele is the first player to ever shoot two rounds of 62 in a major
  • Rory McIlroy off to solid 5-under par start
  • Tiger Woods slumps to 1-over 72
  • World No.1 Scottie Scheffler holes out for eagle with his opening iron shot of the day
  • Full list of US PGA R1 / R2 Tee Times
16 May 2024
It's raining birdies

Rahm +3, Fowler +1, Young -1 (7)

Rahm, Fowler and Young all make birdies on the par-five 7th hole.

Rahm can breathe a sigh of relief, but he'll need to dig deep if he wants to be competing come Sunday evening.

Morikawa making moves

Morikawa -1 (8)

That's three birdies in a row for Collin Morikawa.

After a shaky start, the two-time major champion is starting to get hot.

Eagle for Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick +1, Morikawa E, Mickelson +2 (7)

Matt Fitzpatrick does some handy repair work to his scorecard with an eagle on the 7th hole.

He's still over par for the day but certainly moving in the right direction now.

Morikawa also makes birdie to get him back to even par for the day.

Mickelson also make a a birdie to get back to +2. 

Another bogey for Rahm

Scheffler +4 (6)

We've not seen any outbursts yet from Rahm, but they can't be far away.

The Spaniard drops another shot after a misjudged approach shot on the par-five 6th, and he looks furious with himself.

Looks like he's left his game on the LIV Golf Tour.

Scheffler is human

Scheffler -2 (5)

Scheffler makes his first unforced error, dropping a shot on the fifth hole after his par putt slides by the hole.

Turns out he can make mistakes. 

Jon Rahm is struggling

Rahm +3 (5)

Three bogeys in his first five holes have put Jon Rahm in a challenging position. 

The Spaniard won't be happy with how things are going out there.

He will have to produce some vintage stuff to get near the top of the leaderboard.

Jon Rahm
Jon Rahm
Scheffler's hot start continues

Scheffler -3 (4)

Scottie Scheffler holes a lovely putt on the 4th hole to move to three-under for the day.

His playing partners aren't finding it quite as easy. 

Clark is level par, while Harman sits at one over.

The eagles keep landing

Molinari -1 (4*)

This time, Francesco Molinari holes out from the fairway for an eagle on the 13th hole to move to one-under.

Balls are going in from everywhere today.

Scottie Scheffler take a bow!

Scheffler -2 (1)

That was just sublime. From 169 yards, Scheffler holes out for an eagle on the 1st hole.

My word, this man is special. 

Clearly no rust from his week away from the course. 

Scheffler is on the course

Scottie Scheffler, Wyndham Clark and Brian Harman get their opening round underway.

Scheffler unsurprisingly finds the fairway with his drive.

How low can he go today?

Leaderboard latest

X. Schauffele -9 (F)

T. Finau -6 (F)

S. Theegala -6 (F)

R. McIlroy -5 (F)

B. MacIntyre -5 (F)

Theegala finishes in style

Theegala -6 (F)

Sahith Theegala holes one from downtown for a birdie to card a six-under 65 to sit in second place with Tony Finau. 

You can't help but love this guy. 

Eagle for DeChambeau

DeChambeau -2 (16*)

Bryson holes out with a stunning approach shot for eagle on the 7th hole to move to two-under on the day. 

What a shot from the LIV Golf star!

Bryson DeChambeau
Bryson DeChambeau
Koepka doing Koepka things

Koepka -4 (17*)

If there's one man who loves a bit of US PGA golf, it's Brooks Koepka.

The three-time winner picks up three shots in two holes with an eagle, birdie double punch on 16 and 17.

He's hot on McIlroy and Schauffele's heels. 

A fantastic start for McIlroy

McIlroy -5 (F)

McIlroy continues his fine form with an impressive five-under 66 to get his US PGA Championship off to a great start. 

Disappointing finish for Woods

Woods +1 (18)

Back-to-back three-putt bogeys leave Woods +1 at the end of his first round. 

He will be gutted with how it ended, but it's still a tremendous effort from the 15-time major champion, considering his lack of playing time recently. 

Sensational Schauffele
Xander Schauffele
Xander Schauffele

Schauffele -9 (F)

Xander Schauffele taps in for par on the 18th to shoot a nine-under 62, equalling the lowest-ever round in major championship history.

It's also the first time a round of 62 has ever been carded at the PGA Championship. 

Schauffele is now the first player to shoot multiple rounds of 62 in majors. 

What a day for the American. Can he go on to win his first-ever major? He's certainly made a good start.

Read more: Xander Schauffele sets new US PGA record (!) to storm into lead at Valhalla

Leaderboard latest

X. Schauffele -9 (17*)

T. Finau -6 (13)

R. MacIntyre -5 (15)

B. Kohles -4 (18)

R. McIlroy -4 (15*)

Tiger gets under par

Woods -1 (16*)

Woods drains another long putt for his third birdie of the day to move him under par for the first time today.

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
Chip in for McIlroy

McIlroy -4 (15)

Having missed the green, it looked like McIlroy's chance of birdie had vanished. 

But McIlroy had a surprise in store as he expertly holed out from the greenside, pushing his score to four under. 

He now sits in solo third, five shots behind Schauffele. 

Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy
Schauffele making things look easy

Schauffele -9 (16*)

The American is making things look far too easy on this tough track. 

He taps in for birdie on the 7th for his ninth of the day and moves four shots clear at the top. 

Birdie for Bob Mac

MacIntyre -5 (12)

Another birdie putt drops for MacIntyre, and he moves into second place alongside Tony Finau.

The lovable Scott is really rolling the rock today. 

Schauffele is having a day
Xander Schauffele
Xander Schauffele

Schauffele -8 (14*)

Another one drops for Schauffele as he makes his eighth birdie of the day at the par-four 5th hole. 

Finau in hot pursuit

Finau -5 (9*)

Hot on Schauffele's heels, Finau drops in a mid-range putt for birdie to cut the Xander's lead to just three shots. 

Leaderboard latest

X. Schauffele -6 (12*)

T. Finau -4 (8*)

R. MacIntyre -3 (10)

T. Moore -3 (7)

L. Donald -2 (15)