Corey Conners of Listowel, Ontario remains in contention at the 2021 PGA Championship from the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in South Carolina. On Friday, it was a struggle for Conners as he went from -5 to -2, but at three strokes back of the lead, he is still very much in the thick of things.
The leaders after the second round are American Phil Mickelson and South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen, who are both at -5. The fact that Mickelson is in the lead is remarkable as he is 50 years of age.
Meanwhile, Brooks Koepka of the United States is the lone golfer at four-under-par and in third place. He is followed by South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Branden Grace, along with reigning Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama of Japan at -3.
Conners is in a five-way tie at -2. The other four golfers who are with Conners and three strokes off the lead are Americans Kevin Streelman and Gary Woodland, England’s Paul Casey and South Korea’s Sung-Jae Im.
In order for Conners to get closer to Oosthuizen and Mickelson, he needs to do better on the opening holes on the back nine. On Friday in round two, that was a completely disastrous stretch. He had five bogeys in six holes.