Ric Flair worked with TNT to create a promo video for the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club.
The group's tee time was delayed two minutes because the preceding threesome had not played their second shots at the hole, which is reachable in two shots for most players.
The American, 24, birdied two of his last three holes to end four shots off compatriots Grayson Murray and Brooks Koepka, who hold the clubhouse lead. I hit a lot of fairways.
Two-time US PGA victor Rory McIlroy was among the later starters and reached the turn in one under after three birdies and two bogeys.
McIlroy is one of the favourites for the final Major of the year having succeeded around Quail Hollow twice before in 2010 and 2015 at the Wells Fargo Championship, as well as holding the course record of 61.More news: Stephen Colbert books Anthony Scaramucci for Monday's 'Late Show'
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And when he three-putted the fifth and sixth from just off the green, the world number two was in danger of seeing his title challenge ruined on the opening day.
"I really just haven't got the results I've been hoping for and I'd put it more down to poor driving than anything by my standards".
"If they get about a foot faster, they are kind of unplayable with the pin placements", Koepka said. I don't know what the scoring is going to be like, there might be a few guys a couple under, but it's very hard out there.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go practice some chops. "I feel like that explosive power is coming back, which gives me confidence", Day said. If one of your strengths is putting, which it is for me, I rely heavily on that confidence-wise, because my game may not be great one day, and I can save myself with the putting and chipping. That means fans watching at work got to see Koepka hit a drive into the crowd on the 16th hole which made contact with a marshal's head and left him bloodied.