SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — One is coming to the Travelers Championship next week. The other is not.
Both desperately want to make their mark in this year of first-time major champions. And both desperately want to stage late-season surges to gain spots on the U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Jimmy Walker played with freshness in the searing heat Thursday in the first round of the 98th PGA Championship.
Brooks Koepka played without a limp.
And that's a good start for both, a very good start.
Proclaiming his year both stale and stagnant, Walker was neither in shooting a 5-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead at Baltusrol Golf Club.
On a morning when he confirmed he...