USPGA day one in pictures

A snapshot of the opening round of the USPGA Championship of 2015

USPGA day one in pictures Justin Rose
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Rory McIlroy rolls up not his sleeves but his trouser leg, Rose remains consistent, Jordan Spieth bounces back and that terror final hole and more...

Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson walks to the first tee. He was to score 66 to become the first man to lead three consecutive Majors after the firs round. He has yet to win a Major.

"Today was pretty easy, I would have to say," Johnson said. "I was swinging well and I was hitting the shots where I was looking and I really felt like I was just super patient, stayed focused all day.”

"I played pretty well at the US Open on the weekend. At the British Open I didn't play well on the weekend, but even the first two days I didn't feel like I was playing that good golf.”

"Today, I really felt like I had my ball under control a lot like I did at the US Open. We'll just have to see what happens. It's only the first round - we've still got a lot of golf to play."

USPGA day one in pictures Justin Rose

Justin Rose playing the 13th hole. Rose’s opening round of 69 was his 25th consecutive round in a Major of 72 or better. 

Rory Mcilroy USPGA day one in pictures

Rory McIlroy shot 71 on his comeback from injury. His last competitive round before this was 53 days ago. Here he is chipping onto the 16th green. But now, fashionistas out there (opens in new tab) we do appreciate that knowing what to wear on the course (opens in new tab) can be tricky- but does this shirt and trouser combo really work?

USPGA day one in pictures

McIlroy gets ready to unleash his inner Jean van de Velde and play from the water on the 5th. However his preparations went no further than rolling up one trouser leg - also the water was quite shallow and so he went ahead with his shot and chipped back onto the green.

Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth plays his tee shot on the 12th, having bogeyed the 11th. This was his only bogey (opens in new tab) of the round. He birdied the 12th - whenever he has made a bogey in a Major in 2015 in 45% of these cases he has then birdied the next hole.

Straits Course at Whistling Straits

In the first round of the USPGA Championship the final hole yielded up six birdies, and 66 pars; 63 players made bogeys and 21 made double bogey or worse.

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Contributing Writer Golf courses and travel are Roderick’s particular interests and he worked as contributing editor for the first few years of the Golf Monthly Travel Supplement. He writes travel articles and general features for the magazine, travel supplement and website. He is a member of Trevose Golf & Country Club and has played golf in around 20 countries. Cricket is his other main sporting love. He is the author of five books, four of which are still in print: The Novel Life of PG Wodehouse; The Don: Beyond Boundaries; Wally Hammond: Gentleman & Player and England’s Greatest Post-War All Rounder.