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@PGATourBrunch Coverage of the 2021 PGA Championship
THIS WEEK: The 2021 PGA Championship
COURSE: The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort (South Carolina)
YARDS/PAR: 7,876 yards/Par 72
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @PGAChampionship
TV COVERAGE: Friday, May 21: 1:00pm to 7:00pm (EDT) on ESPN. On Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 - ESPN’s coverage runs from 10:00am to 1:00pm (EDT), then CBS takes over from 1:00pm to 7:00pm (EDT).
STREAMING: ESPN will streamcoverage online and ESPN+ ($) will provide Featured Groups and Featured Holes. See: (link)
ONLINE and RADIO COVERAGE: Radio coverage begins at 1pm (EDT) today and continuing through the completion of each day’s play, hear live hole-by-hole coverage co-produced by SiriusXM and Westwood One. PGA Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on PGATour.com. For additional information, see: Sirius XM Blog
How to Watch: (PGATourCom)
PGA Tour Brunch - PGA Championship Notebook
Corey Conners holds the third 18-hole lead/co-lead of his PGA Tour career and second of the season but he is 0-for-2, to date, converting. This is Conners’ best position after any round in a major championship entering the week. His previous best was solo-sixth after the third round of the 2021 Masters Tournament.
Defending champion Collin Morikawa stands T-8; seven different players have won back-to-back at the PGA Championship.
Brooks Koepka opened his PGA Championship with a score in the 60s for the sixth consecutive year, the longest such streak at any major championship in the modern era (since 1934). The previous record of five was held by Jack Nicklaus, who recorded five consecutive first-round scores in the 60s at the Masters Tournament from 1972-1976.
Entering the week with top-10s in each of his last four starts on the PGA Tour, Jordan Spieth (T-41) carded a 1-over (73). Spieth can become the sixth player to complete the Career Grand Slam with a win this week (major championship titles: 2015 Masters Tournament, 2015 U.S. Open, 2017 The Open Championship).
PGA Championship Leaderboard After 18 Holes
Corey Conners 67 (-5)
Keegan Bradley 69 (-3)
Viktor Hovland 69 (-3)
Brooks Koepka 69 (-3)
Aaron Wise 69 (-3)
Sam Horsfield 69 (-3)
Cam Davis 69 (-3)
Full Leaderboard (link)
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PGA Championship Tee Times continue today at 7:00am (EDT) to 2:42pm (EDT).
Weather: Today’s forecast is mostly sunny skies, 52-53 degrees, but windy with high gusts as well. Wind speeds 23 mph w/NW with a 10% chance of rain Friday. Similar forecast for the weekend with slightly lower wind speed and 10% chance of rain.
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Next Week: Charles Schwab Challenge (Colonial, Fort Worth, Texas)
What They’re Saying:
Corey Connors Leads PGA by Two (ESPN)
Sam Burns WD (ESPN)
Lefty Rallies After Rough Start (Washington Post)
How popular is Hovland Back in Norway? (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History:
May 21, 2000 - Phil Mickelson made five birdies on the back nine and shot a final round (63) to win the Colonial Invitational Tournament by two shots over runner-ups Davis Love III and Stewart Cink. Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE