So close! Steve Stricker missed a 10-foot birdie putt that would have secured him the title of shooting the lowest round ever in a major (62), but Stricker isn’t complaining – he’s tied at 63 (the 25th time the score has been posted) for the lowest score in a major, “I wish I would have been able to make that putt to be one better than that group of guys,” he said. “But 63 is a heck of a start, and I’m happy to get off to that start.”
Stricker leads the pack at the 2011 PGA Championship at 7-under, with a 2-shot lead over Jerry Kelly. Stricker started the day off with a bang – shooting three birdies in a row, and he kept that momentum high throughout the day. Hopefully, he can hang on and win his first major! I have to give McIlroy credit for toughing it out to shoot even par (70) after hurting his wrist swinging at a ball nestled behind a 2-inch thick tree root. He should be back tomorrow, unless his wrist is in too bad of shape. It looked fairly swollen by the end of the round.
Tomorrow should be another exciting day!