Opening Day at the PGA Championship essentially wound up a draw. Good shots were rewarded, bad ones predictably punished and the Ocean Course — reliably backed up by stiff breezes off the Atlantic — came out of it looking like anything but a pushover.
Canadian Corey Conners posted a 5-under 67, but it came on a day when the field averaged 75 and a quartet of pre-tournament picks landed right on that number or worse: Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas (75), Dustin Johnson (76) and Daniel Berger (78).
For all that, no one’s feelings were badly bruised … except maybe Bryson DeChambeau’s. He . . .