US PGA Championship 2017: Russell Knox & Martin Laird shoot first-round 77s

Russell Knox plays a drive during his first round at the US PGA
Knox started brightly but faded badly on his back nine, carding eight bogeys in all
2017 US PGA Championship on the BBC
Venue: Quail Hollow Dates: 10-13 August
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Scottish duo Russell Knox and Martin Laird are 10 shots off the lead after disappointing opening rounds at the US PGA Championship at Quail Hollow.

Both face a battle to make the cut in North Carolina after shooting six-over-par scores of 77.

Knox, the world number 41, was the early leader after birdies on his first two holes.

Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen and Kevin Kisner of the United states lead the way after the first round.

Laird, like Knox, teed off at the 10th, but could not manage a single birdie, while his compatriot came unstuck with five dropped shots on his back nine.

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