TULSA, OK -- England's Graeme Storm is the unlikely first round leader at the 98th PGA Championship. John Daly is even a bigger surprise in second place. There are 20 club pros in the field and Miramount Country Club Pro Brad Lardon is 5 strokes back after an even par 70, Traditions Club Pro Tim Thelen is 4 over par after a 74.
Storm was washing trays at a cake factory in England five years
ago so he could buy Christmas presents and use the rest of the
money for a last-ditch effort to play golf for a living. But Storm
shot a 5-under 65 in stifling heat for a two-shot lead in the final
major of the year.
Daly certainly couldn't see himself practicing at Southern Hills
when it was 100-plus degrees outside, so he didn't. The two-time
major champion spent two days at the casino with mixed results.
Then he came and shot a 3-under 67. Daly won the 1991 PGA
Daly is one shot ahead of Arron Oberholser (OH'-bur-hohl-zur),
Woody Austin and Stephen Ames. Daly braved temperatures that
climbed above 95 degrees but joked that he had three heat strokes
out there. He won the PGA Championship in 1991 and is seeking his
third major title.
Geoff Ogilvy, the 2006 U.S. Open winner, heads up a group of
golfers at 1-under 69.
British Open runner-up Sergio Garcia and two-time U.S. Open
champion Retief Goosen are in a group at even-par 70.
Defending champion Tiger Woods signed for a 1-over 71.