Corey Conners in contention after third round of 2023 PGA Championship

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Corey Conners of Listowel, Ontario remains in contention at the 2023 PGA Championship at the Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. After 54 holes on Saturday, he is at -5 and one stroke back of the leader, Brooks Koepka of the United States.

Conners had two birdies and one double bogey in round three. He birdied the eighth and 15th holes, and double bogeyed the 16th hole. The only hole where Conners struggled was the 16th hole. There he landed in the bunker and had a tough time getting out of it.

There is a two-way tie for second place. Conners is tied with Norway’s Viktor Hovland. Neither Connners or Hovland have wion a major before.

Koepka is a four-time major champion. He previously won the 2017 and 2018 United States Open, as well as the 2018 and 2019 PGA Championship.

There is one other golfer in contention. That is American Bryson DeChambeau, the 2020 United States Open champion. He is at -3 and three strokes back of Koepka. DeChambeau and Conners will be playing in the second final group. They will be ahead of Hovland and Kopeka.

Conners has won one PGA tournament this year. That came at the 2023 Valero Texas Open in San Antonio on April 2.

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