Corey Conners of Listowel, Ontario remains in the lead after the second round of the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational from the Bay Hill Golf Course in Orlando, Florida. After being tied for the lead with four-time major winner Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland on Thursday, Conners finds himself all alone in the lead after 36 holes.
Conners is currently at -9, after a second-round score of three-under-par 69. During the 18 holes of round two, he birdied the seventh and 12th holes, eagled the 16th hole, and bogeyed the second hole. A major reason why Conners is in the lead is because of the par-five 16th hole. Over the first two rounds of competition, he has eagled the hole not once, but twice.
Martin Laird of Scotland is alone in second place at -8. There is a three-way tie for third at -7. There you will find McIlroy, Norway’s Viktor Hovland, and American Lanto Griffin. McIlroy’s four major titles have come at the 2011 United States Open, 2012 and 2014 PGA Championship, and the 2014 British Open. The only other golfer in contention at the moment is another major champion in American Bryson DeChambeau, who is three strokes back at -6. DeChambeau won the 2020 United States Open.
Conners has won once on the PGA Tour before. It came at the Valero Texas Open in 2019.