Putting gives Gary Woodland first-round lead at PGA Championship

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SFGate—ST. LOUIS - Gary Woodland fell in love with Bellerive when he first played it a month ago. It's a big golf course that would play into the hands of a power player. It would be soft from the stifling heat and humidity of summer, allowing him to be aggressive. Woodland delivered his best performance in a major Thursday at the PGA Championship. All because of his putter. Once he settled down while playing before so many family members and...

PGA Championship: Putting tips from Phil Mickelson help Gary Woodland charge to the first round lead. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Woodland received the advice from Mickelson on Tuesday, and quickly put it to good use, running in seven birdies for a six-under-par 64