Irish off the pace at US PGA

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Rory McIlroy is 5 off the lead on 1 over after a first round 72 at Quail Hollow.

Graeme McDowell ended 2 over.

Padraig Harrington carded four double-bogeys in a disastrous 8-over par round of 79.

Shane Lowry fared slightly better, with a 3-over 74.

America’s Kevin Kisner and Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen share a one shot lead on 4 under.