SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — The search for another first-time major champion in the final one of the year began Thursday with Jimmy Walker at the PGA Championship.
Walker had no problem with the stifling heat at Baltusrol, and he was thrilled to see some putts finally go in. It led to six birdies on his way to a 5-under 65 and a one-shot lead over Emiliano Grillo and Ross Fisher among the early starters.
It was Walker’s best score in a major.
“I feel like all year it’s just been real stale and stagnant,” Walker said. “It’s just ebbs and flows of golf. Just haven’t been scoring. … It’s…