PGA Championship 2012: Tiger Shoots 3-Under; Leader At 6-Under

The 2012 PGA Championship is underway from Kiawah Island, S.C. Follow along below for updates, and see the full live leaderboard here.

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Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy Contend For Golf’s Top Spot

Luke Donald must be hearing footsteps, as Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy try to overtake the Englishman and climb into first place in the world golf rankings.

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Tiger Woods In Top 10 Of PGA Championship 2012 Leaderboard

Tiger Woods, noted for his enthusiasm for the sport of golf, took a while to get going at the 2012 PGA Championship in his first round on Thursday. But when he did, Woods put himself in the middle of a pack of golfers not far off the lead.

Woods shot a 3-under 69 at the Kiawah Island Ocean Course, good for a tie for ninth after his first round. He's a fair bit off the pace being set by Joost Luiten, but that's because it's a record-setting pace: Luiten is at 8-under through 14 holes.

Woods began his day on the 10th tee, and had three birdies and two bogeys in his first nine holes. But the third birdie came on the 18th hole, and Woods followed it with two straight birdies on the first and second holes, getting him to 3-under. He added both another birdie and another bogey before his round was done.

Woods' playing partners, Keegan Bradley and Martin Kaymer, had slightly more exciting days: Bradley, the 2011 PGA champion, shot a 4-under 68, while Kaymer, the 2010 PGA champion, misfired for a 7-over 79.

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PGA Championship 2012: Tee Times And Groupings For Thursday

Golf won't be a part of the Olympics until 2016, but the fourth major of the year in the sport will steal a little bit of the 2012 Olympics shine from Thursday until Sunday, during which the 2012 PGA Championship will be contested at Kiawah Island.

Tiger Woods will look for his first major since 2008 after near-misses at The Masters and the British Open. He'll be paired with up-and-comers Keegan Bradley and Martin Kaymer, the 2011 and 2010 winners of the PGA Championship, respectively, over the first two days.

The event's traditional threesome of the year's first three major winners produces the high-wattage grouping of 2012 Masters champ Bubba Watson, 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson and 2012 British Open winner Ernie Els for the first two rounds.

And in the group tailor-made for golf sadists, Hunter Mahan, Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia will play as a threesome for the first 36 holes.

Here's the full list of tee times for Thursday's first round of the 2012 PGA Championship. All times are Eastern.

Tee Number 1

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
8:00 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
9:00 a.m.: Mike Small, Brian Davis, John Huh
9:10 a.m.: Sean O'Hair, Brian Cairns, Seung-Yul Noh
9:20 a.m.: Chris Stroud, 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
1:00 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
2:00 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.: William McGirt, Paul Scaletta, Robert Allenby

Tee Number 10

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
8:00 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
9:00 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
1:00 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
2:00 p.m.: Alex 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 Perry
2:30 p.m.: Brendan Jones, Bill Murchison, J.J. Henry

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

Golf's final major tournament, the PGA Championship, tees off Thursday at the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C.

Defending champion Keegan Bradely will not only look to defend the Wanamaker Trophy, but also win his second tournament in as many weeks after defeating Jim Furyk in dramatic fashion at last wekend's Bridgestone Invitational.

Thursday's first round begins at exactly 7:20 a.m. ET as Kelly Mitchum, D.A. Points, and Marcel Siem will show the rest of the golfers the way.

TNT will have live coverage from 1-7 p.m. ET and beginning at 8:30 a.m. you can stream coverage of marquee groups and par 3 holes at The Ocean Course by visiting PGA.com.

A course that looks like a links-style golf but doesn't quite play like one, golfers will be tested from start to finish of this tournament, which could provide U.S. Open-type scoring depending on weather conditions.

With 10 holes running right alongside the beautiful Atlantic Ocean coastline, windy and damp conditions are likely to cause problems for golfers, but elevated greens and paspalum grass means golfers will still have to hit high trajectory shots to stay in contention.

For news and updates throughout the week at the PGA Championship, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For all your golf news as the season's final major approaches, visit SB Nation's golf hub.

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