Corey Conners storms to first-round lead in PGA Championship

New York Post


On Thursday, in the opening round of the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island’s daunting Ocean Course, Conners played one of the best rounds of his career, shooting a 5-under 67 to take the lead into Friday’s second round. He’s the first Canadian to lead a round in a major championship since Mike Weir led the 2009 U.S. Open. Conners leads a group of six players at 3-under that includes Brooks Koepka, Keegan Bradley and Viktor Hovland. Corey Conners shot a 67 to grab the first-round lead at the PGA Championship. I did a lot of things really, really well.


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CBS SPORTS - 2021 PGA Championship leaderboard breakdown, scores: Corey Conners on top of strong field after Round 1
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With Round 1 of the 2021 PGA Championship behind us, one thing that is increasingly clear about Kiawah Island is it's not for the faint of heart. So, too, does 2005 PGA Championship winner Phil Mickelson. Corey Conners (-5): A strong start to the day for Conners never really trailed off. As for Cantlay, Thursday he became the first player since Kenny Knox in 1991 with multiple eagles in the opening round of a PGA Championship. Rick Gehman and Kyle Porter break down and react to Thursday's first round action at the PGA Championship.