Corey Conners of Listowel, Ontario is tied for the lead at -5 after the second round of the 2023 PGA Championship at the Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. The other two golfers at -5 are Norway’s Viktor Hovland and 2022 Masters champion Scottie Scheffler of Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Conners shot a second round score of two-under-par 68. He birdied the second, 13th and 15th holes and bogeyed the seventh hole. The -2 in round two followed a score of -3 in round one.
Four golfers are within three strokes of the lead. They are Americans Justin Suh, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka, along with England’s Callum Tarren. DeChambeau and Suh are at -3, while Koepka and Tarren are at -2. Meanwhile, Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ontario is tied for eighth place at -1, and Adam Svensson of Surrey, British Columbia is tied for 10th place at even par. Adam Hadwin of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan also made the cut as he is at +3.
One Canadian who missed the cut was Mackenzie Hughes of Hamilton, Ontario. Last week Hughes was at -13 after two rounds at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas, Texas and one stroke back of Scheffler, who was leading at -14. Jason Day of Australia was the eventual champion, and Hughes was in 14th place.