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PGA Championship 2016 Leaderboard: Thursday Scores, Results and Analysis

Bleacher Report Golf StaffContributor IJuly 28, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - JULY 28: Jimmy Walker of the United States plays his shot from the sixth tee  during the first round of the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club on July 28, 2016 in Springfield, New Jersey.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Jimmy Walker has a one shot lead after the first day of action at the 2016 PGA Champoinship from Baltrusol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey.

On the course early on a hot, humid Thursday, Walker took advantage of the cooler morning conditions to log a five-under 6—a standout performance after what has been a difficult season to date.

Three players are chasing walker at four under: Martin Kaymer, Ross Fisher and Emiliano Grillo.

Just two weeks after his impressive British Open win, Henrik Stenson is also in the hunt after Day 1 at three under par, while 2015 PGA champion Jason Day sits at two under.

After a consistent season of solid golf, Dustin Johnson came to New Jersey with a chance to claim the ranking of World No. 1 from Day with a solo second-place finish, but he struggled mightily in the opening round, finishing with a seven-over par 77.

Round 2 action will pick up on Friday morning, with the first groups teeing off at 7 a.m. ET.

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