WARRNAMBOOL'S Marc Leishman has had a horror start to the PGA Championship on New York's brutal Bethpage Black golf course on Friday morning.
The 35-year-old, who entered the first round under an injury cloud after withdrawing from the AT&T Byron Nelson with a lower back injury last week, finished the opening round four-over 74 to sit equal 91st.
Former PGA champion Jason Day emerged as Australia's best hope to reel in leader Brooks Koepka, who is six shots ahead at seven-under par.
New Zealand's Danny Lee is one shot behind in second.
The Queenslander was the only player to shoot under par (69) among seven countrymen, which included Leishman, Adam Scott (71), Cameron Smith (73), Lucas Herbert (74), Brendan Jones (78), Stuart Deane and Craig Hocknull (82).
Leishman's first round included two birdies but was littered with four bogeys and one double bogey.
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