The first round of the 2012 PGA Championship is in the books and a number of big names are near the top of the leaderboard.
Adam Scott had a strong first round, shooting a 4-under 68 to finish in a tie for sixth place. He is two strokes behind the lead. Scott trails Rory McIlroy, who is currently in second place, by one stroke. McIlroy shot a 5-under 67 Thursday and finds himself in a four-way tie for second. Tiger Woods is also lurking near the top of the leaderboard, three strokes behind at 3-under.
While those three played well in the first round, a few other notable players will need strong second rounds to avoid missing the weekend. Luke Donald, the current No. 1 player in the world, is 2-over after one round and currently one stroke below the projected cut line of 1-over. Webb Simpson, who won the 2012 U.S. Open, will have even more work to do Friday as he will try to makeup ground after shooting a 7-over 79 on Thursday.
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