Play starts at the PGA Championship

The first round of the 94th PGA Championship got underway Thursday at Kiawah Island Resort with two groups teeing off at the Ocean Course.

The trio of Kelly Mitchum, D.A. Points and Marcel Siem were the first group off the first tee, while Matteo Manassero, Charles Howell III and Mark Brown went off the 10th tee.

Defending champion Keegan Bradley, who defeated Jason Dufner last year in a playoff, is in a grouping with former PGA champions Tiger Woods and Martin Kaymer that tees off the 10th tee at 8:30 a.m. (et).

Prior to winning the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last weekend, Bradley hadn't had a top-10 finish since the Houston Open, which ended on April 1. That was his first win since this championship last year.

Dufner has won twice and has finished in the top seven in five of his last seven starts and tees off in the group preceding Bradley, Woods and Kaymer.

Earlier this year, Bubba Watson beat former British Open champ Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff at the Masters, Webb Simpson rallied to win the U.S. Open and Ernie Els was handed his second British Open crown as Adam Scott bogeyed the final four holes.