8.13: PGA Championship Opening Round Breakdown
Ernie Johnson and Ian Baker-Finch break down the opening round of the 2009 PGA Championship.
A rich beam has said to the media today. To describe his day which began at 835 with Tiger Woods and -- Gary did just a couple of guys just having a nice quiet three ball out there of course about 30000 people screaming their heads off it was a blast. Be missed the defending champion was one under today and that was a good that was a good grouping there period -- -- four under Tiger Woods at five under. And they have stayed there all day those two atop the leader. 48 you'll often see that when the greens like this in the summertime -- little bit of power and it -- get a bit crusty in the afternoon and so it's definitely an advantage to tee off early. But tiger and -- really it took it to the course early in my birdies at twelve and continued in the red figures old I. And it's sort of it's back to last week at the Bridgestone has not been in second at the same time we've seen PGA champions of the past Vijay Singh David Toms both in just recently. Now making moves and trying to close the gap on there's still some good golf to be played after Paula definitely and it's their three under par on the street from the guys with a few holes to go -- to -- A wouldn't be surprised if they get to say for good. There's not that many very else lift coming in I think we'll see anyone get beyond Tigers. It's not a good sign for the rest of the field -- Tigers at five under par and leading off today wants so when you look at. With the hours we've been on so far what surprised you shoot Ian about about what's transpired in this in this first round. Surprise me to see so many of the guys going for the fifteenth in two. And of the winds ten mile -- out but still a 642. Yards as we've seen you know fifty guys Sosa beyond that. I didn't think the top five would play that easy. And the twelfth hole is not surprised me that's one hole that we know is going to be a barrel -- toughest hole on the golf course even go as far as laundry list of five it sort of that's the full would -- five Iowa picks -- the scoring is good I expected to see look to red numbers. So hot start for Tiger Woods today with a 67. In the past PGA champions. Tiger. And minus five poverty Harrington. The hills last year. That's 400 David Toms store on the course along with Vijay Singh and look ahead to this tomorrow afternoon it'll be tiger where at the 835 local starting time today going off tomorrow afternoon you'll -- His round start to finish -- on TNT. How -- the conditions. How -- the conditions affect what we see from tiger tomorrow playing in the afternoon tomorrow. Well it'll be don't have the same crusty greens we've seen this often minister on a bad thing is just you expected when there's moisture in the greens early in the day they roll a lot smoother so he'll have to fend that off and I was supposed to get quite windy. Friday afternoon as well.