CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club (all times local):
Kevin Kisner now has a share of the lead with Thorbjorn Olesen in the PGA Championship.
Kisner birdied three of his last five holes at Quail Hollow for a 4-under 67. He finished with a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole.
It was the best score of the afternoon as the greens became faster by the hour. As the first round was headed for a conclusion, only 14 players managed to shoot in the 60s.
This will be the highest score to lead after the first round of the PGA Championship since Matt Kuchar shot 67 at Whistling Straits in 2010.
Phil Mickelson has never had a round quite this bad at a PGA Championship.
Mickelson shot a 79 on Thursday — the worst round of his 25 appearances at the final major of the season — with eight bogeys. The most recent of Lefty’s 78s came in 2013 at Oak Hill.
He was at 6 over entering the treacherous final three holes at Quail Hollow known as the Green Mile, and had bogeys on Nos. 16 and 17 before closing his round with a par.
That left him tied for 131st place, 12 strokes behind leader Thorbjorn Olesen.
Mickelson’s struggles come on a course he performed well at for years and considers one of his favorites on the PGA Tour. Quail Hollow typically hosts the Wells Fargo Championship.
Phil Mickelson’s streak of not missing the cut at the PGA Championship since 1995 could be in danger.
Mickelson is 6 over entering the treacherous final three holes at Quail Hollow known as the…
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