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Westwood, McIlroy ride momentum at PGA

PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits from the fairway on the 18th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Thursday in Louisville, Ky.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rory McIlroy showed no sign of letting up. Lee Westwood might just be getting started. Momentum was a big theme Thursday in the opening round of the PGA Championship, and it even applied to Tiger Woods.
Except that Woods kept going the wrong direction.
Westwood followed up a season-best 63 four days ago at Firestone by matching his best score in a major championship. He made nine birdies at Valhalla for a 6-under 65, giving him a share of the lead with Ryan Palmer and Kevin Chappell.
One shot behind was McIlroy, the No. 1 player and overwhelming ...


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