With little wind and just the right amount of cloud cover to make the greens soft and receptive, golfers had their way with Valhalla Golf Club in the opening round of the 96th PGA Championship on Thursday.
When the day wrapped up, Lee Westwood, Kevin Chappell and Ryan Palmer were in a three-way tie atop the leaderboard. All three—who fired six-under scores of 65 on the par-71 layout—are seeking their first major championship.
Five others shot five-under 66s to lurk just one stroke back of the lead, including three-time major winner and 2014 British Open champ Rory McIlroy, who had to rally after a disastrous 10th hole. He is tied with Jim Furyk, Edoardo Molinari, Henrik Stenson and Chris Wood.
And yet much of the attention on the day centered around Tiger Woods, as Chris Korman of USA Today explained: "What’s undeniable ... is that Woods still captivates his audience, both those hoping that he returns to form and those contented seeing him struggle."
Read on to see which it was for Tiger in Thursday's opening round, as well as who else ranked among the winners and losers.