Quail Hollow plays host to the US PGA Championship for the first time.
Rory McIlroy holds the course record at the North Carolina venue.
It was also the scene of McIlroy’s first win on the PGA Tour in 2010 and the world number-four says it’s a place that suits his game
Shane Lowry is the first of the Irish players out on course, the former US Open runner-up tees off at 12.25.
Padraig Harrington is out for his first-round at 1.45.
Ulster duo McIlroy and Graeme McDowell are among the evening starters, McIlroy hits his first shot at 6.35 with McDowell on course at 7.