PGA Championship Day 1 via Twitter

By | August 9, 2018

Follow along as day one of the 2018 PGA Championship played out on Twitter. It was a day of amazing golf but more importantly, it was a day to remember a lost friend:

With heavy hearts, the focus on the course was squarely on one Mr. Tiger Woods as he was in one of the early feature groups.

But then, an interesting report came in from Ryan Lavner and the jokes started to fly.

With Woods struggling to find the fairway it was defending champion Justin Thomas that lit up the course early.

The “Tiger changes his shirt” memes continued.

Rickie Fowler showed that, at least today, he had brought his A-game to Bellerive. Maybe this is the week he finally breaks through with his first major victory.

After a disaster of a start, Tiger began to fight back. Twitter decided it was one of the greatest even-par rounds ever played in the history of the world.

Even under the bright lights of the season’s final major, Jarrod Lyle wasn’t far from everyone’s heart.

Folks began to notice that Rory McIlroy was wearing an unusual patch on his arm. Was it some sort of bandage? If not, what was it? The answer could be a bit concerning for McIlroy fans.

Twitter got quiet for a bit as the morning wave was finished and the afternoon wave was getting started. And to be honest, once Woods had called it a day, Twitter wasn’t ever as active. But then, the World #1 made his presence known and a few folks started to wake back up.

Folks were also enjoying the show being put on by John Daly. Dare we expect a rare weekend appearance by Daly? If his putter says this hot, maybe.

And, for a few minutes, people took a break from the PGA Championship to discuss a particular player from this week’s Web.com Tour stop.

And then late in the day, we had a new leader but it wasn’t Dustin Johnson. DJ couldn’t keep it rolling finally carding a 3-under 67. World #44 Gary Woodland, however, was playing fantastic golf on the back-9.

And from there, it was a pretty standard day at the office for the rest of the field. Twitter seemed to agree and got very quiet even with several groups still on the course. But, with more than 50 players at even-par or better, there’s still a lot of golf to be played. Check back tomorrow!