Despite playing with a torn labrum in his left hip, Steve Stricker cards rounds of 69-68-68 to sit 8-under 205 (T10). It marks just the second time in 62 Major Championship starts that he has opened with three rounds in the 60s (1998 and 2014 PGA Championship).

Stricker has three top-5 finishes in 61 Major Championship starts: 2nd at the 1998 PGA Championship, 5th at the 1999 U.S. Open and T5 at the 1998 U.S. Open.

Stricker will be 47 years, 5 months and 18 days old on Sunday. The oldest winner in major championship history is Julius Boros, who won the 1968 PGA Championship at the age of 48 years, 4 months and 18 days.

Below are the oldest players to win their first Major since 1960:

Jerry Barber (45 years, 3 months, 6 days/1961 PGA Championship)
Roberto de Vicenzo (44 years, 3 months, 1 day/1967 British Open)
Darren Clarke (42 years, 11 months, 3 days/2010 Open Championship)
The oldest PGA Championship winner was Julius Boros, winning in 1968 at the age of 48 years, 4 months, 18 days.

The oldest first-time Major Championship winner at the PGA Championship is Jerry Barber, winning in 1961 at the age of 45 years, 3 months, 6 days.


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