Corey Conners and Adam Hadwin in contention at the BMW Championship in Illinois

BMW Championship (Wikimedia Commons)

Corey Conners of Listowel, Ontario and Adam Hadwin of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan are both in contention at the 2019 BMW Championship in Medinah, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Both Canadian golfers are at -9 and three shots back of leader Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, who is at -12.

Conners shot a three under par 69 in round one and a six under par 66 in round two. Hadwin shot a five under par 67 in round one and a four under par 68 in round two. Both are currently tied for fifth place.

In between Matsuyama and the Canadians are Americans Patrick Cantlay and Tony Finau, who are both at -11 and 2017 PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas of the United States, who is at -10. There are five other golfers tied with Conners and Hadwin for fifth place. They are 2019 United States Open champion Gary Woodland of the United States, 2009 United States Open champion Lucas Glover of the United States, Xander Schauffele and Chez Reavie of the United States and Rory Sabbatini of Slovakia.

The BMW Championship is the second tournament of the three tournaments which are part of the PGA’s FedEx Cup Playoffs. Patrick Reed of the United States, the 2018 Masters champion, won the Northern Trust last weekend in New Jersey. The FedEx Cup Playoffs end next weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.

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