Steady and consistent, if unspectacular, American Jimmy Walker shot a first round 65 in the 2016 U.S. PGA Championship at Baltusrol. Steady and consistent, if unspectacular, American Jimmy Walker shot a first round 65 in the 2016 U.S. PGA Championship at Baltusrol.A fixture near the top of the FedEx Cup standings for the previous two seasons, due to a seemingly endless string of top finishes combined with the occasional win or two, Walker has slumped mildly this season and would like nothing better going into the FedEx Cup playoffs than to win a Major and move up in the standings from his current 50th position.
John Senden is the hot man out on the course at the moment, currently at three under par with six holes to play.
He is followed by Scott Hend, who has concluded his first round with a two under 68.
Likewise, Jason Day posted a 68 and is three shots back in an 11-player pack tied for ninth.
Next comes Marc Leishman at minus one, but he still has 10 holes remaining in his first round. He is currently tied with British Open winner Henrik Stenson.
Aaron Baddeley, recent winner of the Barbasol, shot an even par 70 and is tied with Adam Scott and Danny Lee in a multiple player pack tied for 41st.
Marcus Fraser in one shot back at one over in a group that includes Phil Mickelson.
Greg Chalmers recorded a plus two 72 that has him at 99th.
Matt Jones is bringing up the rear after a four over 74, tied with Rory McIllroy and Dustin Johnson.