Mike Weir of Sarnia, Ontario is the second-round leader after 36 holes at the 2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Weir’s lead at the moment is significant as it is at four strokes.
Weir’s score after two rounds is -7. The 2003 Masters champion shot a first-round score of two-under-par 68, and a second-round score of five-under-par 65. Americans Steve Stricker and Rocco Mediate, along with Germany’s Alex Cejka are all tied for second place at three-under-par.
The Senior PGA Championship is significant because it is one of five major events on the Champions Tour. The others are the Tradition, the Senior Players Championship, the United States Senior Open, and the British Senior Open (also known as the Senior Open Championship).
Weir has won one senior event earlier this year. At the Insperity Invitational in Houston, Texas, Weir posted a two-round score of -10 to beat John Daly, David Toms, and Tim Petrovic by two strokes. The tournament was limited to 36 holes because of rain.
There is still hope that Canada will host a Champions Tour event in 2021. Calgary is projected to host the 2021 Shaw Charity Classic in the middle of August. The tournament was cancelled in 2021 because of coronavirus. The tournament’s first winner in 2013 happened to beat Mediate, who is among the golfers trying to catch Weir.