The 2019 PGA Championship will get underway on Thursday from the Bethpage Black Golf Course in Farmingdale, New York. Of the 156 players who will be participating in the field, there will be two Canadians–Adam Hadwin of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and Corey Conners of Listowel, Ontario.
Hadwin will be teeing off at 4:56 AM Mountain Time with Thomas Pieters of Belgium and Patton Kizzire of the United States. Due to the large field, they will be starting on the 10th hole instead of the first. Conners meanwhile will tee off at Noon Mountain Time alongside 2003 U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk of the United States and Marc Leishman of Australia.
It has been quite the year for Conners, who won the Valero Texas Open a month ago in San Antonio, Texas. The win gave him an automatic qualification to the Masters and PGA Championship in 2019. Conners, who is 86th in the World Golf Rankings, also made the cut at the Masters as he shot even par over the four days (tied for 46th). He has one other top three finish in 2019 as he finished third at the Sony Open in January.
Hadwin is currently 78th in the World Golf Rankings, and qualified for the PGA Championship by being in the top 70 in the PGA money standings over the last year. In 2019, he has made the cut in eight of 10 events on the PGA Tour including a season high second place at the Desert Classic in La Quinta, California this past January.