Day 1: Team Titleist at the 2017 PGA Championship

The last major of the PGA TOUR season is here and Team Titleist is in Charlotte, N.C. to bring you all of the action from Quail Hollow Club.

While it was relatively quiet early in the morning, things picked up quickly as players arrived to the course and got right to work making final preparations for the major finale of 2017.

This week it’s a familiar venue for the players in the field as Quail Hollow has been a regular stop on TOUR having played host to the Kemper Open from 1969 through 1979, the PaineWebber Invitational from 1983 through 1989, and most recently the Wells Fargo Championship since it debuted in 2003.

However, there are few changes this week as the course underwent some changes in preparation for the PGA Championship. These changes include the complete overhaul of four holes, three on the front side and one on the back, and all of the grass on the greens were replaced with Champion G-12 Bermuda.

Another new twist to the week, players are permitted to wear shorts during the practice rounds, as you will see when you check out some of our favorite photos from Day 1 in the gallery below.

We hope you enjoy the photos and don’t forget to stay tuned to our social media channels throughout the week (TwitterFacebook and Instagram) for even more inside coverage.

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Welcome to the 99th PGA Championship at Quail...
Welcome to the 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club. 1/33
Let's begin our day with the defending...
Let's begin our day with the defending champion and Titleist Brand Ambassador Jimmy Walker. 2/33
Walker won his first major at Baltusrol Golf Club...
Walker won his first major at Baltusrol Golf Club by one stroke. 3/33
He will be using his Titleist 917D2 driver to face...
He will be using his Titleist 917D2 driver to face the 7,600-yard course. 4/33
Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Dufner was crowned...
Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Dufner was crowned the 2013 PGA Championship victor at Oak Hill Country Club, in which he won by two strokes. 5/33
We found his Vokey Design prototype wedge going...
We found his Vokey Design prototype wedge going through final preparations in the Titleist Tour Van. 6/33
Speaking of champions …
Speaking of champions … 7/33
... these spots are reserved for past champions,...
... these spots are reserved for past champions, including 1991 PGA Champion and Titleist golf ball loyalist John Daly. 8/33
A spot for Jason …
A spot for Jason … 9/33
... and last but not least, the defending...
... and last but not least, the defending champion's spot. 10/33
We next headed to the course, beginning at the...
We next headed to the course, beginning at the newly renovated par-4, first hole, where players will face their first test at 524 yards. 11/33
Titleist Brand Ambassador Kevin Na's caddie,...
Titleist Brand Ambassador Kevin Na's caddie, Kenny Harms, takes a loop around the course to take notes for the week ahead.12/33
We next followed along with Titleist golf ball...
We next followed along with Titleist golf ball loyalist Kevin Kisner and Titleist Brand Ambassador Jordan Spieth. 13/33
Fans were more than happy to take their photo of...
Fans were more than happy to take their photo of the recent Open champion. 14/33
Three-time major champion Spieth has competed in...
Three-time major champion Spieth has competed in the PGA Championship four times, with his best finish in 2015, where he was runner-up. 15/33
Kisner, a Pro V1 loyalist, will be playing in his...
Kisner, a Pro V1 loyalist, will be playing in his third PGA Championship. 16/33
Kisner and Spieth watch their putts roll on the...
Kisner and Spieth watch their putts roll on the par-3, No. 4. 17/33
Following the pair, we watched Pro V1 loyalist...
Following the pair, we watched Pro V1 loyalist Charles Howell III tee off on the par-4, 483 yard, third.18/33
PGA professional Matt Dobyns posted a T16 finish...
PGA professional Matt Dobyns posted a T16 finish at the 2017 PGA Professional Championship to earn a spot in the PGA Championship field. 19/33
Pro V1 loyalist Rickie Fowler is looking for his...
Pro V1 loyalist Rickie Fowler is looking for his first major victory this week. 20/33
Fowler has successful history at Quail Hollow...
Fowler has successful history at Quail Hollow Club, the site of his first PGA Tour victory that he collected in 2012. 21/33
Another player who is no stranger to Quail Hollow...
Another player who is no stranger to Quail Hollow Club is Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson, who resides in Charlotte. 22/33
The past U.S. Open champion looks to add another...
The past U.S. Open champion looks to add another major victory to his resume … 23/33
... and he will have plenty of support from his...
... and he will have plenty of support from his hometown! 24/33
After his round, Simpson stops to congratulate...
After his round, Simpson stops to congratulate Spieth on his recent Open victory. 25/33
Spotted nearby, does this autograph look familiar?...
Spotted nearby, does this autograph look familiar? 26/33
Pro V1x loyalist James Hahn will be competing on...
Pro V1x loyalist James Hahn will be competing on familiar ground, as he won at Quail Hollow Club at the 2016 Wells Fargo Championship. 27/33
Titleist Brand Ambassador Bernd Wiesberger chats...
Titleist Brand Ambassador Bernd Wiesberger chats with Scotty Cameron rep Larry. 28/33
Bernd is playing the prototype Titleist 818 hybrid...
Bernd is playing the prototype Titleist 818 hybrid this week to face the long Quail Hollow Club. 29/33
Titleist Brand Ambassador Justin Thomas practices...
Titleist Brand Ambassador Justin Thomas practices under the watchful eye of his father and PGA professional Mike Thomas. 30/33
Keep an eye out for the newest Scotty Cameron...
Keep an eye out for the newest Scotty Cameron headcovers, given to Titleist Brand Ambassadors to celebrate the year's final major. 31/33
You may also see the coveted players badges, only...
You may also see the coveted players badges, only given to contestants of the week's championship. 32/33
As we drive away from the Quail Hollow Club...
As we drive away from the Quail Hollow Club clubhouse, we wish all of Team Titleist good luck this week! 33/33

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