Aug 12, 2012; Kiawah Island, SC, USA; Rory McIlroy (IRL) reacts after making the putt on the 15th hole during the third round of the 94th PGA Championship at The Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE

2012 PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy Dominates Field To Capture Second Major

Rory McIlroy dominated the field at the 2012 PGA Championship and picked up his second win at a major.

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2012 PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy Regains No. 1 World Ranking With Win

Rory McIlroy dominated the field in the 2012 PGA Championship, and regained his No. 1 world ranking in the process.

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2012 Ryder Cup: Bubba Watson And Matt Kuchar Clinch Spots

Bubba Watson, who went to the University of Georgia, finished the PGA Championship tied for 11th place at 2-under. Matt Kuchar, who went to Georgia Tech, missed the cut after faltering in the second round. Both golfers earned spots on the United States Ryder Cup team after their performances over the weekend.

Watson, who will be making his second appearance on the Ryder Cup team, spoke to reporters about his feelings of making the team.

It means a lot. Any time you can put the stars and stripes on your sleeve and play some golf, this is the closest I'll get to the military, so for me it's all about representing our country and playing some golf and hopefully win it. But all in all, just like the athletes in the Olympics, all you're trying to do is represent your country well and show people some exciting golf.

Kuchar will also be making his second straight Ryder Cup appearance along with several other notable golfers.

1. Tiger Woods
2. Phil Mickelson
3. Bubba Watson
4. Webb Simpson
5. Jason Dufner
6. Matt Kuchar
7. Keegan Bradley
8. Zach Johnson

The Ryder Cup is scheduled to begin September 28 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois.

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2012 PGA Championship Winner: Rory McIlroy Dominates Field To Win Second Major

Rory McIlroy dominated the field at The Ocean Club at Kiawah Island to win his second major and his first PGA Championship. McIlroy was sterling on Sunday wrapping up his third round in the early morning hours and then firing a 6-under, 66 during the final round to pull away from the competition.

McIlroy's final round was bogey free and he never gave any of the golfers chasing him any confidence that he would falter. His final margin of victory broke Jack Nicklaus record for the PGA Championship. McIlroy was sizzling over the weekend going 11-under over the final two rounds. The eight stroke margin of victory equaled McIlroy's other major win at the U.S. Open in 2011.

David Lynn finished second at 5-under and was followed by a group of golfers tied for third at 4-under.

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PGA Championship 2012 Leaderboard: Rory McIlroy Pulling Away

Rory McIlroy is flexing his muscles coming down the stretch of the PGA Championship and now leads the rest of the field by six strokes. McIlroy is 4-under during his final round and 11-under for the tournament. He has four birdies and no bogeys during Sunday's final round.

Carl Pettersson and Ian Poulter are tied for second place at 5-under. Poulter looked like he was going to make a charge at McIlroy early but three straight bogeys on the back nine took him out of contention.

Defending champion Keegan Bradley is among three golfers who are tied for fourth at 4-under. Tiger Woods is a little further back at 3-under and tied for seventh place.

For live scoring updates be sure to check out the leaderboard at PGA.com.

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PGA Championship Leaderboard 2012: Bubba Watson Finishes 2-Under For Tournament

Bubba Watson fired a 4-under, 68 on Sunday to move up the leaderboard and finish the 2012 PGA Championship at 2-under. That was a nice finish to Watson's weekend after he struggled early in the tournament. Watson shot 73 and 75 over the first two rounds of the tournament but came back with a 70 and 68 over the weekend.

Watson had four birdies and a bogey on the front nine of his final round. His birdie at 18 gave him five for the day and maybe some momentum to carry into his next event.

Rory McIlroy continues to pull away from the field at 11-under through 12. Ian Poulter and Carl Pettersson are tied for second place at 5-under six shots back.

For live scoring updates be sure to check out the leaderboard at PGA.com.

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PGA Championship 2012 Leaderboard: Rory McIlroy Still In Front

Rory McIlroy has picked right back up where he left off from this morning and leads the 2012 PGA Championship by three strokes over Ian Poulter as the tournament shifts into its final holes.

McIlroy is 3-under in the final round and is 10-under for the tournament. Ian Poulter enjoyed an early birdie streak and is 6-under during the final round. Poulter is three shots back of McIlroy at 7-under for the tournament. Carl Pettersson is alone in third place at 6-under par and had a crippling two-stroke penalty enforced during his final round.

Tiger Woods is lurking back at 4-under for the tournament but a rough start to Saturday's third round may prove to completely take him out of contention. Woods is 2-under for his final round and has just begun the back nine.

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2012 PGA Championship Leaderboard: Bubba Watson Begins Final Round

Bubba Watson hasn't made a lot of noise this week at the 2012 PGA Championship but he has played better this weekend. Watson is 1-under through three holes of his final round and is looking to climb up the leaderboard Sunday afternoon.

Watson fired a 73 on Thursday and followed that up with a 75 on Friday. His third round of 70 put him at 2-over for Sunday's final round. His birdie on the Par 5, 2nd on Sunday lowered him to 1-over and tied for 24th. Conditions have greatly improved on Sunday so a good score for Watson isn't out of the realm of possibility.

Rory McIlroy has yet to begin his final round but leads the tournament at 7-under. Carl Pettersson is second at 4-under and followed by a group of three golfers that are four shots back at 3-under.

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PGA Championship Leaderboard: Rory McIlroy Leads, Bubba Watson 9 Back

Players wrapped up their third rounds at the 2012 PGA Championship earlier Sunday and now final round action has begun.

Rory McIlroy opens the final 18 holes with a three-stroke lead, but he will still have his work cut out for him Sunday with the fluctuating conditions at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island. McIlroy will begin his final round at 1:45 p.m. ET.

Bubba Watson, who starred collegiality at Georgia, will begin his final round nine strokes off the lead. Watson is 2-over for the tournament after shooting a 2-under 70 in the third round. Blake Adams, who is from Swainsboro, is also 2-over as he begins his final round.

Here are a few notable tee times for the leaders (all times Eastern):

1:45 p.m.: Rory McIlroy, Carl Pettersson, Bo Van Pelt

1:34 p.m.: Trevor Immelman, Adam Scott, Steve Stricker

1:23 p.m.: Peter Hanson, Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods

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PGA Championship Leaderboard 2012: Rory McIlroy Finishes As 3rd Round Leader

Rory McIlroy missed a couple of opportunities early as the third round restarted Sunday morning at the 2012 PGA Championship but he will begin the final round with a three-shot lead over the rest of the field.

McIlroy shot a five-under, 67 during the third round and is 7-under for the tournament. Carl Pettersson is currently second at 4-under par. A group of four golfers including Vijay Singh and Adam Scott and four shots back at 3-under.

Tiger Woods continues to have an up and down round. Woods started the third round 4-over on the front nine. He came back with three birdies on the back before a bogey at 17 dropped him back to 2-under for the tournament. Woods still has 18 to play before wrapping up the third round.

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PGA Championship Leaderboard 2012: Rory McIlroy Continues To Lead

Golfers were back out on The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island to finish up Saturday's third round that was interrupted by inclement weather. Rory McIlroy continues to hold a one shot lead over Vijay Singh but has missed a couple of opportunities to extend his lead.

Trevor Immelman and Carl Pettersson are two shots off the lead at 4-under while Bo Van Pelt, Graeme McDowell and Adam Scott are three back at 3-under.

Tiger Woods has righted his ship somewhat after struggling on Saturday. Woods was four over through the first 10 holes of his third round but as recorded two birdies on the back nine and sits at 2-under for the tournament. A solid completion of his third round could set him up to make things interesting later this afternoon.

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2012 PGA Championship: Bad Weather Suspends Third Round

The third round of the 2012 PGA Championship has been delayed due to inclement weather rolling through South Carolina. Play is expected to resume at 7:45 a.m. ET on Sunday morning with the final round getting started at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Many golfers did not finish their round and the final group of Vijay Singh and Tiger Woods only made it through seven holes, so those two will have a lot of golf to play on Sunday. Woods struggled through his first seven holes where he shot four pars and three bogeys, and with that poor start Woods dropped from being tied for first to a tie for 11th.

Sing was able to stay at the top of the leaderboard by shooting a 2-under par through seven holes to improve his overall score to 6-under par. Rory McIlory is also at 6-under for the tournament and is tied for the lead with Singh after shooting 4-under through nine holes.

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PGA Championship 2012 Leaderboard: Vijay Singh And Tiger Woods Prepare To Tee Off Still In The Lead

Vijay Singh and Tiger Woods will tee off shortly at Kiawah Island as third round play begins at the 2012 PGA Championship. They finished their second rounds atop of the leaderboard, and as play begins to wind down they still share the lead with Sweden's Cart Pettersen at 4-under.

Jimmy Walker has been the biggest move up the leaderboard on Saturday thus far, as his 5-under 67 on Saturday has vaulted him into a tie for 13th place with a three round score of 1-under. Jason Dufner has also found success on Saturday by shooting a 4-under 68 in the third round. Dufner sits at 2-over overall and in a tie for 33rd place.

Per SB Nation's Brendan Porath, scores have reflected the changes in the course for the third round, with more scores under par on Saturday.

Unlike Friday, there are plenty of players under par on Saturday morning at Kiawah's Ocean Course. The wind has calmed a bit, slowing from the treacherous 35 MPH gusts on Friday to 15 MPH breezes on Saturday. The PGA of America also set up some more benign pin placements, approximately 12 paces from the edge. As a result, we're seeing many fewer implosions and a couple low numbers on the front side.

Can Woods, Singh and Pettersen take advantages of the adjustments keep their pace and stay atop of the leaderboard? We'll have more on the third round from South Carolina when it happens.

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PGA Championship 2012: Saturday Tee Times And Pairings

Tee times and pairing have finally been released for Day 3 of the PGA Championship. Since Joost Luiten was unable to finish before the sun set over the South Carolina coast, things were delayed a bit on Saturday morning.

But you can still take a look here at the complete list of tee times:

8:50 a.m.: David Toms, John Huh
9 a.m.: Jason Dufner, Dustin Johnson
9:10 a.m.: Luke Donald, Chez Reavie
9:20 a.m.: Seung-Yul Noh, Sang Moon Bae
9:30 a.m.: Jim Furyk, Louis Oosthuizen
9:40 a.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke
9:50 a.m.: J.J. Henry, Ken Duke
10 a.m.: Marcus Fraser, Thorbjorn Olesen
10:10 a.m.: Bill Haas, Brendon de Jonge
10:20 a.m.: Paul Lawrie, Toru Taniguchi
10:30 a.m.: Retief Goosen, Justin Rose
10:40 a.m.: Bubba Watson, Rich Beem
10:50 a.m.: Matt Every, Jimmy Walker
11:10 a.m.: Steve Stricker, Cameron Tringale
11:20 a.m.: John Senden, Robert Garrigus
11:30 a.m.: Y.E. Yang, Alexander Noren
11:40 a.m.: Charl Schwartzel, Ernie Els
11:50 a.m.: George McNeill, David Lynn
12 p.m.: Gary Woodland, Geoff Ogilvy
12:10 p.m.: Ryo Ishikawa, Ben Curtis
12:20 p.m.: K.J. Choi, Greg Chalmers
12:30 p.m.: Scott Piercy, Marc Leishman
12:40 p.m.: Bo Van Pelt, Padraig Harrington
12:50 p.m.: Miguel Angel Jimenez, K.T. Kim
1 p.m.: Keegan Bradley, Fredrik Jacobson
1:10 p.m.: Martin Laird, John Daly
1:30 p.m.: Marcel Siem, Pat Perez
1:40 p.m.: Francesco Molinari, Zach Johnson
1:50 p.m.: Joost Luiten, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
2 p.m.: Peter Hanson, Tim Clark
2:10 p.m.: Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell
2:20 p.m.: Blake Adams, Trevor Immelman
2:30 p.m.: Aaron Baddeley, Adam Scott
2:40 p.m.: Jamie Donaldson, Rory McIlroy
2:50 p.m.: Carl Pettersson, Ian Poulter
3 p.m.: Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods

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PGA Championship 2012: TV Schedule, Streaming, Live Updates And More

The third round of the PGA Championship will get underway sometime on Saturday after Joost Luiten finishes up his final hole from Friday and we will have a three-way tie for the lead. Tiger Woods, Carl Pettersson and Vijay Singh will all begin Saturday's round with a share of the lead at 4-under. Ian Poulter is one shot back at 3-under while Rory McIlroy and Jamie Donaldson are two shots back.

Coverage for Saturday's third round will be split between TNT and CBS. TNT will begin its coverage at 11 a.m. and will sign off at 2 p.m. From there coverage will shift over to CBS from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. As has been the case throughout the week, live streaming will be available via PGA.com with exclusive streaming of the Par 3 holes in addition to marquee groups.

For live scoring updates be sure to check out PGA.com.

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2012 PGA Championship: Joost Luiten Holds Up Start Of Third Round

A strange situation developed at the end of the second round of the 2012 PGA Championship on Friday when Joost Luiten opted not to play the 18th hole due to darkness. Luiten was within his rights to do so because technically play had been suspended but both of Luiten's playing partners finished their round while he opted out.

This creates a strange situation for tournament officials who are unable to release tee-times or pairings for Saturday's third round. So Luiten will have to return to the course on Saturday, play one hole and then PGA officials will release the tee times.

Luiten shot near the top of the leaderboard on Thursday but was 5-over par by the time he got to 18 on Friday. He was also well below the cut line so it wasn't like playing 18 was going to be a crucial hole for Luiten.

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2012 PGA Championship Leaderboard Update: Tiger Woods, 2 Others Tied For First

After two rounds at the PGA Championship there is a three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard between Carl Pettersson, Vijay Singh and Tiger Woods. Pettersson fell apart in his second round by shooting a 2-over round of 74, and his collapse came when he bogied five of seven holes after being at 2-under through five holes.

With a poor day by Pettersson, that allowed others to make a move to the top of the leaderboard, and it was two major players in Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh who took advantage.. Singh had the better day of the two as he shot a second round 69 which was 3-under par, and his round included five birdies. Woods was just a step behind Singh as he shot 1-under par and had three birdies.

For Woods this is a chance for him to win his first major championship since 2008, but with 36 holes of golf left and with nine players within three strokes of the lead there is still a lot of golf left to be played.

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2012 PGA Championship Update: Bubba Watson Projected To Miss Cut?

Former Georgia Bulldog Bubba Watson is in danger of missing the cut at the PGA Championship after a pair of disappointing performances in the first couple of rounds. Watson is currently 4-over par in the tournament and shooting +3 on Day Two.

Plus-three scores are currently in the projected cut, so Watson would be good to come up with something through these last four holes. The back end of the course hasn't been kind to the competition, but at this point, it's Bubba's only hope.

Atop the leaderboard is Carl Pettersson with a 6-under par score of 66 through Round One. Rory McIlroy and Gary Woodland are right behind him with 5-under par scores of 67. None of them have teed off just yet.

Tiger Woods is also in contention at 3-under par. John Daly has been a pleasant surprise on the leaderboard as well, currently in a four-way tie for third place with a 4-under par score of 68.

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2012 PGA Championship: Tee Times And Groupings For Friday

The second round of the PGA Championship being held at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island will begin at approximately 7:30 a.m. Friday morning when groups step to the tee boxes and the first and tenth holes.

Current leader Carl Pettersson is scheduled to tee off at 2 p.m. in the afternoon. Tiger Woods is three shots back of the lead as the second round begins and will tee off at 1:40 p.m. Bubba Watson will look to rebound from a tough first round as he will be among the early morning golfers starting at 8:10 a.m.

Here is a look at the full tee times and pairings schedule for Friday:

Morning wave off No. 1:

7:20 a.m.: Bryce Molder, Matt Every, Bob Sowards
7:30 a.m.: Sang Moon Bae, Darrell Kestner, David Lynn
7:40 a.m.: Marcus Fraser, Jamie Donaldson, Doug Wade
7:50 a.m.: Jonathan Byrd, Anders Hansen, Aaron Baddeley
8:00 a.m.:Thorbjorn Olesen, Fredrik Jacobsen, Jimmy Walker
8:10 a.m.: Miguel Angel Jimenez, K.T. Kim, Bo Van Pelt
8:20 a.m.: Y.E. Yang, Rich Beem, Vijay Singh
8:30 a.m.: Charlie Wi, Pablo Larrazabal, Chez Reavie
8:40 a.m.: Retief Goosen, Mark Brooks, Roger Chapman
8:50 a.m.: Alex Noren, Mark Wilson, George Coetzee
9:00 a.m.: Marc Leishman, Ted Potter Jr., Brian Gaffney
9:10 a.m.: Michael Hoey, Kevin Na, Rod Perry
9:20 a.m.: Brendan Jones, Bill Murchison, J.J. Henry

Morning wave off No. 10:

7:20 a.m.: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, George McNeill, Frank Bensel
7:30 a.m.: Brendon de Jonge, Danny Balin, Hiroyuki Fujita
7:40 a.m.: John Rollins, Kyle Stanley, Francesco Molinari
7:50 a.m.:Charl Schwartzel, Rickie Fowler, Nicolas Colsaerts
8:00 a.m.: Hunter Mahan, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia
8:10 a.m.: Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Ernie Els
8:20 a.m.: Luke Donald, Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson
8:30 a.m.: Padraig Harrington, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love, III
8:40 a.m.: Scott Piercy, Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar
8:50 a.m.: Justin Rose, Paul Lawrie, Nick Watney
9:00 a.m.: K.J. Choi, Simon Dyson, Scott Verlank
9:10 a.m.: Mitch Lowe, Jeff Overton, Blake Adams
9:20 a.m.: William McGirt, Paul Scaletta, Robert Allenby

Afternoon wave off No. 1:

12:30 p.m.: Matteo Manassero, Charles Howell, III, Mark Brown
12:40 p.m.: Pat Perez, Corey Prugh, Marin Laird
12:50 p.m.: Toru Taniguchi, Rory Sabbatini, Rafael Cabrera-Bello
1:00 p.m.:Jose Maria Olazabal, Branden Grace, Matt Dobyns
1:10 p.m.: Darren Clarke, Ryo Ishikawa, Gary Woodland
1:20 p.m.: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jim Furyk
1:30 p.m.: Jason Dufner, Paul Casey, Geoff Ogilvy
1:40 p.m.: Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Tiger Woods
1:50 p.m.: Louis Oosthuizen, Ian Poulter, Steve Stricker
2:00 p.m.: Lee Westwood, Bill Haas, Angel Cabrera
2:10 p.m.: Stewart Cink, Peter Hanson, Tim Clark
2:20 p.m.: Jeff Coston, Bud Cauley, Robert Rock
2:30 p.m.: Joost Luiten, Alan Morin, Thomas Aiken

Afternoon wave off No. 10:

12:30 p.m.: Kelly Mitchum, D.A. Points
12:40 p.m.: Sang Moon Bae, Darrell Kestner, David Lynn
12:50 p.m.: Greg Chalmers, Spencer Levin, Michael Thompson
1:00 p.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Robert Garrigus, Charley Hoffman
1:10 p.m.: Lucas Glover, Ben Curtis, Trevor Immelman
1:20 p.m.: Scott Stallings, Jeev Milkha Singh, Johnson Wagner
1:30 p.m.: Shaun Micheel, David Toms, John Daly
1:40 p.m.: Bernd Wiesberger, Ryan Palmer, Robert Karlsson
1:50 p.m.: Alvaro Quiros, Cameron Tringale, Ryan Moore
2:00 p.m.: Tommy Gainey, Jason Day, Carl Pettersson
2:10 p.m.: Mike Small, Brian Davis, John Huh
2:20 p.m.: Sean O'Hair, Brian Cairns, Seung-Yul Noh
2:30 p.m.: Chris Stroud, Marty Jertson, Thongchai Jaidee

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2012 PGA Championship: TV Schedule, Streaming, Live Updates And More

The PGA Championship continues on Friday with Carl Peterrsson holding a one shot lead over a group of players including Rory McIlroy. Tiger Woods begins Friday three shots back of the lead at 3-under par. Masters champ Bubba Watson is 1-over for the tournament and tied for 66th place.

The golfers will hit the course bright and early Friday morning and if you want to catch the early action you will need to check out the live streaming options provided by PGA.com. Those options will include streaming of the Par 3 holes as well as coverage of some of the marquee group pairings. Television coverage will be available on TNT Friday from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. ET.

For full up to the minute leaderboard updates check out PGA.com.

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PGA Championship Leaderboard 2012: Carl Pettersson Alone At Top After First Round

Carl Pettersson shot a 6-under 66 and is alone in first place in the first round of the PGA Championship in Kiawah Island, S.C.

Pettersson made six birdies with no bogeys for his round. Former UGA golfer Bubba Watson shot a 1-over 73 and is tied for 66th. Former Georgia Tech golfer Stewart Cink shot a 2-over 74 and is tied for 88th. Among other notable names, Rory McIlroy is tied for second at -5, Tiger Woods is three shots back after shooting a 3-under 69 and Phil Mickelson shot a 1-over 73.

Here is the top of the current leaderboard. For the full leaderboard, check out Golf.com.

1. Carl Pettersson, -6

T2. Gary Woodland, -5

T2. Rory McIlroy, -5

T2. Gonzalo Fdez-Castano, -5

T2. Alexander Noren, -5

T6. John Daly, -4

T6. Geoff Ogilvy, -4

T6. Keegan Bradley, -4

T6. Joost Luiten, -4

T6. Aaron Baddeley, -4

T6. Adam Scott, -4

T6. Graeme McDowell, -4

T6. Scott Piercy, -4

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PGA Championship Leaderboard 2012: Low Scores Predominate In Round 1

The Ocean Club has been very forgiving in the first round of the 2012 PGA Championship, as 47 golfers are currently below par at the course on South Carolina's Kiawah Island.

Sweden's Carl Pettersson is in the clubhouse with an early lead at -6, one shot ahead of Gary Woodland and Rory McIlory at -5.

The biggest story has been John Daly, the long-time fan favorite who hasn't been in contention at a major in years but is in a tie for 4rth place at -4.

Tiger Woods is in a tie for 8th at -3, as TV executives are likely doing flips at the possibilities of a weekend where both Woods and Daly are in contention.

Thursday wasn't as kind for Phil Mickelson, who finished the day at +1, or Bubba Watson, one shot behind Mickelson at +2.

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PGA Championship Leaderboard 2012: Ken Duke Early Leader, Rory McIlroy One Shot Back

About half of the field has begun their rounds at the 94th PGA Championship being held at The Ocean Club at Kiawah Island in South Carolina. Ken Duke is the early leader at 4-under par and Rory McIlroy is among a group of three golfers that are one shot back.

Defending champion Keegan Bradley is a part of a large group of golfers that two shots back at 2-under par. Tiger Woods is currently tied even par through eight holes of his first round.

Duke got off to a good start in his round with birdies at one and three before a bogey at seven temporarily dropped him back to 1-under. Duke then came back with three straight birdies at nine, 10 and 11 to take the lead and get to 4-under.

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PGA Championship 2012: Tee Times And Groupings For Thursday

So far in 2012, Tiger Woods has entered every major PGA tournament as the odds-on favorite to win. As the 2012 PGA Championship begins on Thursday, the situation will be no different. Woods, although he has not won a major PGA Tour event since 2008, will be looking to end that drought as he takes on a field of the world's best golfers.

There will be no shortage of storylines here. Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson will be attempting to turn around awful years. Adam Scott and Jim Furyk will be looking for redemption after collapses in majors earlier this year.

Here are the full tee times and groupings for Thursday's opening round of play. All times are Eastern.

The following players will begin on the first tee:

7:20 a.m.: Kelly Mitchum, D.A. Points, Marcel Siem
7:30 a.m.: John Senden, Ken Duke, Michael Frye
7:40 a.m.: Greg Chalmers, Spencer Levin, Michael Thompson
7:50 a.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Robert Garrigus, Charley Hoffman
8 a.m.: Lucas Glover, Ben Curtis, Trevor Immelman
8:10 a.m.: Scott Stallings, Jeev Milkha Singh, Johnson Wagner
8:20 a.m.: Shaun Micheel, David Toms, John Daly
8:30 a.m.: Bernd Wiesberger, Ryan Palmer, Robert Karlsson
8:40 a.m.: Alvaro Quiros, Cameron Tringale, Ryan Moore
8:50 a.m.: Tommy Gainey, Jason Day, Carl Pettersson
9 a.m.: Mike Small, Brian Davis, John Huh
9:10 a.m.: Sean O'Hair, Brian Cairns, Seung-Yul Noh
9:20 a.m.: Ben Crane, Marty Jertson, Thongchai Jaidee
12:30 p.m.: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, George McNeill, Frank Bensel
12:40 p.m.: Brendon de Jonge, Danny Balin, Hiroyuki Fujita
12:50 p.m.: John Rollins, Kyle Stanley, Francesco Molinari
1 p.m.: Charl Schwartzel, Rickie Fowler, Nicolas Colsaerts
1:10 p.m.: Hunter Mahan, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia
1:20 p.m.: Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Ernie Els
1:30 p.m.: Luke Donald, Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson
1:40 p.m.: Padraig Harrington, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III
1:50 p.m.: Scott Piercy, Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar
2 p.m.: Justin Rose, Paul Lawrie, Nick Watney
2:10 p.m.: K.J. Choi, Simon Dyson, Scott Verplank
2:20 p.m.: Mitch Lowe, Jeff Overton, Blake Adams
2:30 p.m.: Bridgestone Invitational winner, Paul Scaletta, Robert Allenby

The following players will tee off from the 10th tee:

7:20 a.m.: Matteo Manassero, Charles Howell III, Mark Brown
7:30 a.m.: Pat Perez, Corey Prugh, Martin Laird
7:40 a.m.: Toru Taniguchi, Rory Sabbatini, Rafael Cabrera-Bello
7:50 a.m.: Jose Maria Olazabal, Branden Grace, Matt Dobyns
8 a.m.: Darren Clarke, Ryo Ishikawa, Gary Woodland
8:10 a.m.: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jim Furyk
8:20 a.m.: Jason Dufner, Paul Casey, Geoff Ogilvy
8:30 a.m.: Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Tiger Woods
8:40 a.m.: Louis Oosthuizen, Ian Poulter, Steve Stricker
8:50 a.m.: Lee Westwood, Bill Haas, Angel Cabrera
9 a.m.: Stewart Cink, Peter Hanson, Tim Clark
9:10 a.m.: Jeff Coston, Bud Cauley, Robert Rock
9:20 a.m.: Joost Luiten, Alan Morin, Thomas Aiken
12:30 p.m.: Bryce Molder, Matt Every, Bob Sowards
12:40 p.m.: Sang Moon Bae, Darrell Kestner, David Lynn
12:50 p.m.: Marcus Fraser, Jamie Donaldson, Doug Wade
1 p.m.: Jonathan Byrd, Anders Hansen, Aaron Baddeley
1:10 p.m.: Thorbjorn Olesen, Fredrik Jacobson, Jimmy Walker
1:20 p.m.: Miguel Angel Jimenez, K.T. Kim, Bo Van Pelt
1:30 p.m.: Y.E. Yang, Rich Beem, Vijay Singh
1:40 p.m.: Charlie Wi, Pablo Larrazabal, Chez Reavie
1:50 p.m.: Retief Goosen, Mark Brooks, Roger Chapman
2 p.m.: Alexander Noren, Mark Wilson, George Coetzee
2:10 p.m.: Marc Leishman, Ted Potter, Jr., Brian Gaffney
2:20 p.m.: Michael Hoey, Kevin Na, Rod Perr
2:30 p.m.: Brendan Jones, Bill Murchison, Reno-Tahoe winner

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2012 PGA Championship: TV Schedule, How To Watch Online And More

South Carolina will host the 2012 PGA Championship. It will be the last major golf tournament of the year and the last chance in 2012 for Tiger Woods to end his majors drought that stretches all the way back to 2008. There will be plenty of ways to follow along and watch this year. We've collected the viewing information right here for you.

You will be able to stream par-3 holes and cover marquee pairings live online at PGA.com. In addition to the streaming coverage, Turner is also launching an official PGA Championship app. You can use the app to access streaming video and leaderboard updates on your iPad or mobile device.

If you want to go the conventional television route, the event will air live on TNT on Thursday and Friday from 1-7 p.m. ET. You can watch early coverage on TNT from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday, after which coverage will switch to CBS from 2-7 p.m. ET.

For lots more information, you can visit the official PGA Championship website.

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2012 PGA Championship Last Chance For Ryder Cup Hopefuls

Qualification for the 2012 Ryder Cup will wrap up with the PGA Championship this weekend, as the top eight Americans players in the two-year process will be automatically granted spots on the US team, which will try to win back the Cup in September.

Five players -- Tiger Woods, Jason Dufner, Bubba Watson, Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson -- are already assured spots. Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar, sitting in spots six and seven, are probably in good shape headed into the weekend as well.

Where it gets interesting is the final spot, currently held by Phil Mickelson, who is only narrowly ahead of ninth-place Hunter Mahan. Steve Stricker and Jim Furyk will have to be in contention at Kiawah Island to move up from the tenth and eleventh spots in the standings, but Mahan and Mickelson are close enough that a very small shift at the PGA could end up being the difference.

Whoever loses out will have to depend on team captain Davis Love III, who has four discretionary captain's picks to round out the American team.

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2012 PGA Championship: Rain, Wind Expected To Affect Tournament

With the 2012 PGA Championship set to take place on the Atlantic coast, winds were expected to be the biggest weather problem in Kiawah Island, S.C.

But rain is quickly becoming the biggest story in South Carolina. The island has been hit with thunderstorms this week, and the forecast shows that things aren't expected to change throughout the week.

From The Augusta Chronicle:

"In terms of the golf course setup, my best friends this week will be the weather people," said Kerry Haigh, the managing director of championships for the PGA.

The good sign is that course has drained well, and players have been able to get back on the course quickly after rain, former Georgia and Georgia Southern golfer Blake Adams told the Chronicle:

"I was here on Sunday and it absolutely poured," he said. "We sat in the caddie tent and watched the other golf tournament. It rained for a couple of hours, pretty hard, and we walked out there and it was perfect."

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2012 PGA Championship: Bubba Watson Ready To Focus On Golf With Son's Adoption Final

Since winning The Masters, Bubba Watson's family life has had to take a majority of the former Georgia Bulldog's focus.

Watson won his first major just two weeks after adopting his then-1-month-old son. Since then, Watson has been going through all sort of legal processes to legally make Caleb part of the family. Watson had some good news on Tuesday. From The Augusta Chronicle:

"Monday was a great day for us with our son," he said. "The adoption is final, so that's the most important thing. We got that done. And now we're on to trying to win this tournament, trying to play good golf, trying to get better in the game of golf."

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2012 PGA Championship: Can Jim Furyk Find Redemption?

Already in 2012, Jim Furyk has suffered two epic collapses on the final holes of PGA Tour events. The first was the most notable, coming in the home stretch of the 2012 U.S. Open when it appeared as though he had the tournament sewn up. It is possible, however, that he could emerge from this week's final major of 2012 as the PGA Champion.

Adam Fonseca at SB Nation believes that Furyk may have it in him to achieve a large measure of redemption in South Carolina this week.

No, really; Jim Furyk might have a chance this week despite being one of the shortest drivers on tour and suffering a heartbreaking loss last week to Bradley. Kiawah Island will be the longest golf course in major championship history (measuring in at more than 7,600 yards), but Furyk's ability to navigate Olympic Club earlier this season at the U.S. Open proved his game can hold up against monster courses. The question won't be if Furyk can climb up the leaderboard this week; rather, it will be if he can stay at the top when it matters most.

Furyk would be the feel-good story of the year if he can hoist the trophy on Sunday. Let's hope he can beat the field and hold on for the big win.

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2012 PGA Championship: Tee Times And Pairings For Opening Round

When the 2012 PGA Championship begins on Thursday all eyes will be on Tiger Woods who will be paired with defending champ Keegan Bradley and Martin Kaymer. Woods has won the PGA Championship four times in his career.

Phil Mickelson, Pradraig Harrington and Davis Love III are all former PGA champs and will be paired together over the first two days of the tournament. Bubba Watson will play his opening rounds alongside Ernie Els and Webb Simpson.

Here is a look at the tee times and pairings for Thursday's opening round:

Beginning from the first tee:

7:20 a.m. EST: Kelly Mitchum, D.A. Points, Marcel Siem
7:30 a.m.: John Senden, Ken Duke, Michael Frye
7:40 a.m.: Greg Chalmers, Spencer Levin, Michael Thompson
7:50 a.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Robert Garrigus, Charley Hoffman
8 a.m.: Lucas Glover, Ben Curtis, Trevor Immelman
8:10 a.m.: Scott Stallings, Jeev Milkha Singh, Johnson Wagner
8:20 a.m.: Shaun Micheel, David Toms, John Daly
8:30 a.m.: Bernd Wiesberger, Ryan Palmer, Robert Karlsson
8:40 a.m.: Alvaro Quiros, Cameron Tringale, Ryan Moore
8:50 a.m.: Tommy Gainey, Jason Day, Carl Pettersson
9 a.m.: Mike Small, Brian Davis, John Huh
9:10 a.m.: Sean O'Hair, Brian Cairns, Seung-Yul Noh
9:20 a.m.: Ben Crane, Marty Jertson, Thongchai Jaidee
12:30 p.m.: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, George McNeill, Frank Bensel
12:40 p.m.: Brendon de Jonge, Danny Balin, Hiroyuki Fujita
12:50 p.m.: John Rollins, Kyle Stanley, Francesco Molinari
1 p.m.: Charl Schwartzel, Rickie Fowler, Nicolas Colsaerts
1:10 p.m.: Hunter Mahan, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia
1:20 p.m.: Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Ernie Els
1:30 p.m.: Luke Donald, Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson
1:40 p.m.: Padraig Harrington, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III
1:50 p.m.: Scott Piercy, Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar
2 p.m.: Justin Rose, Paul Lawrie, Nick Watney
2:10 p.m.: K.J. Choi, Simon Dyson, Scott Verplank
2:20 p.m.: Mitch Lowe, Jeff Overton, Blake Adams
2:30 p.m.: Bridgestone Invitational winner, Paul Scaletta, Robert Allenby

Beginning from the 10th tee:

7:20 a.m.: Matteo Manassero, Charles Howell III, Mark Brown
7:30 a.m.: Pat Perez, Corey Prugh, Martin Laird
7:40 a.m.: Toru Taniguchi, Rory Sabbatini, Rafael Cabrera-Bello
7:50 a.m.: Jose Maria Olazabal, Branden Grace, Matt Dobyns
8 a.m.: Darren Clarke, Ryo Ishikawa, Gary Woodland
8:10 a.m.: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jim Furyk
8:20 a.m.: Jason Dufner, Paul Casey, Geoff Ogilvy
8:30 a.m.: Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Tiger Woods
8:40 a.m.: Louis Oosthuizen, Ian Poulter, Steve Stricker
8:50 a.m.: Lee Westwood, Bill Haas, Angel Cabrera
9 a.m.: Stewart Cink, Peter Hanson, Tim Clark
9:10 a.m.: Jeff Coston, Bud Cauley, Robert Rock
9:20 a.m.: Joost Luiten, Alan Morin, Thomas Aiken
12:30 p.m.: Bryce Molder, Matt Every, Bob Sowards
12:40 p.m.: Sang Moon Bae, Darrell Kestner, David Lynn
12:50 p.m.: Marcus Fraser, Jamie Donaldson, Doug Wade
1 p.m.: Jonathan Byrd, Anders Hansen, Aaron Baddeley
1:10 p.m.: Thorbjorn Olesen, Fredrik Jacobson, Jimmy Walker
1:20 p.m.: Miguel Angel Jimenez, K.T. Kim, Bo Van Pelt
1:30 p.m.: Y.E. Yang, Rich Beem, Vijay Singh
1:40 p.m.: Charlie Wi, Pablo Larrazabal, Chez Reavie
1:50 p.m.: Retief Goosen, Mark Brooks, Roger Chapman
2 p.m.: Alexander Noren, Mark Wilson, George Coetzee
2:10 p.m.: Marc Leishman, Ted Potter, Jr., Brian Gaffney
2:20 p.m.: Michael Hoey, Kevin Na, Rod Perr
2:30 p.m.: Brendan Jones, Bill Murchison, Reno-Tahoe winner

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2012 PGA Championship Odds: Tiger Woods Begins Week As Favorite

It seems each week on the PGA Tour begins the same with Tiger Woods the odds on favorite to win the upcoming tournament. That is particularly the case when it comes to Majors and this week's PGA Championship is no exception.

Woods enters the week with 6-1 odds to win the championship which are twice as good as the next best odds given to Lee Westwood who is 14-1. Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald begin the week at 16-1 while Phil Mickelson is 20-1.

Here is a look at the complete odds for the 2012 PGA Championship:

Tiger Woods 6/1
Lee Westwood 14/1
Luke Donald 16/1
Rory McIlroy 16/1
Phil Mickelson 20/1
Adam Scott 25/1
Graeme McDowell 33/1
Jason Dufner 33/1
Matt Kuchar 33/1
Hunter Mahan 33/1
Webb Simpson 33/1
Justin Rose 33/1
Dustin Johnson 33/1
Bubba Watson 33/1
Zach Johnson 40/1
Rickie Fowler 40/1
Ernie Els 40/1
Steve Stricker 40/1
Jason Day 40/1
Sergio Garcia 50/1
Martin Kaymer 50/1
Charl Schwartzel 50/1
Padraig Harrington 50/1
Jim Furyk 50/1
Louis Oosthuizen 50/1
Keegan Bradley 66/1
Nick Watney 66/1

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2012 PGA Championship: South Carolina Coast To Host First Major

The Ocean Club at Kiawah Island in South Carolina will be the host for the 94th PGA Championship

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