PGA Championship 2014: Biggest Surprises from Day 1 at Valhalla

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PGA Championship 2014: Biggest Surprises from Day 1 at Valhalla
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Jason Dufner had to withdraw from the PGA Championship.

Day 1 at the 96th PGA Championship saw many of the familiar names post low scores, yet there’s an even larger contingent of relative unknowns who sit near or at the top of the leaderboard.

Valhalla Golf Club was set up for the big hitters to carve it up. The greens ran true with many players bombing putts from outside the realm of reason.

Maybe the biggest surprise of Day 1 (a bleed-over from Wednesday) was the presence of Tiger Woods. He performed about as well as most people predicted and finished the day with nothing but a little tightness in his back.

The stage is set for three competitive rounds of golf. Read on for the surprises from Day 1—a table-setting day if ever there was one.

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