Spieth posts 72 on fast greens of Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Spieth says he didn’t feel as “free rolling” as he thought he would be on Thursday. He still managed a 72 for a reasonable start to the PGA Championship and his quest for the career Grand Slam.

The greens were rolling just fine.

The putting surfaces at Quail Hollow are so firm and fast that players had a hard time holing putts early in the opening round. Spieth said he was putting defensively. U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka missed a half-dozen putts from 12 feet or closer and still shot 68.