PGA Championship 2012 Leaderboard: Gary Woodland Tied For Second

Gary Woodland, a 28-year old from Topeka who played golf at the University of Kansas, had the round of his life on Thursday.

Shooting a 67 that put him at -5, Woodland finished Round 1 of the 2012 PGA Championship in a tie for second place with Rory McIlroy. The two are behind only Joost Luiten of the Netherlands, who is currently at -6 through 12.

The PGA has been good to Woodland: the best major finish of his career was a tie for 12th here in 2011.

That was also the year he established himself as a top-tier golfer, graduating from the Nationwide Tour and racking up his first career PGA win at the Transitions Championship.

Thanks to a forgiving Kiawah Island course, Tiger Woods (-2) is one of 18 golfers already under par who will be lurking behind Woodland in Round 2.

Chez Reavie, a former Arizona State golfer born in Wichita, will tee off at 12:40 PM Central.

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