New Leaders at the PGA Championship After Round Two

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Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, NY — May 19, 2023

The weather was a bit more cooperative today at Oak Hill, as Round One was completed early, and the Second Round finished out as well. We now know who is playing through the weekend and who is heading home.

New Leaders

Viktor Hovland shot 68 yesterday and 67 today for a two-day total of 135, good for a total of five-under-par and a share of the lead. Scottie Scheffler and Corey Conners went 67 and 68 to match Hovland’s score and share his position atop the leaderboard.

Yesterday’s leader, Bryson DeChambeau, dropped a stroke to par and shares fourth place with Justin Suh at four under. Brooks Koepka rebounded from a day one 72 to post a 66 on Friday. He sits tied with Callum Tarren in sixth place at two under par.

Taylor Pendrith and Justin Rose are the only other golfers in red numbers, they combined scores of 70 and 69 on different days to trail the leaders by four strokes at one under.

Notables

Rory McIlroy and Keegan Bradley are even par for the tournament. Collin Morikawa and Dustin Johnson (+1), as well as Tommy Fleetwood, Hideki Matsuyama, and Patrick Reed (+3), are within striking distance. But will have to make a move up the board on Saturday.

Likely Out of Contention

Jon Rahm made the cut by shooting a 68 to improve on his first-day score of 76, he sits nine strokes off the lead. Cameron Smith and Xander Schauffele join Rahm in a tie for the 48th position.

Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, and Tony Finau just squeaked by surviving the cut at five over par.

Long Gone

Ricky Fowler, Jordan Smith, Matt Kuchar, and Jason Day are a few of the players heading home early.

Koepka’s 66 was the low round of the day, tying Dechambeau’s score from Thursday as the low round of the tournament. The dubious honor of the highest scores of the day went to Josh Speight and Shaun Micheel each with an 82, ouch. Thursday’s high man with an 85, Gabe Reynolds, improved 10 strokes overnight. However, his 75 still had him missing the cut by 15 strokes. Dead last, Chris Sanger, 25 over (84,81).

105th PGA Championship Leaderboard – Round Two

Position Player To Par Round 1 Round 2 Total
T1 Viktor Hovland -5 68* 67 135
T1 Scottie Scheffler -5 67* 68 135
T1 Corey Conners -5 67 68* 135
T4 Justin Suh -3 69 68* 137
T4 Bryson DeChambeau -3 66* 71 137
T6 Brooks Koepka -2 72* 66 138
T6 Callum Tarren -2 71 67* 138
T8 Taylor Pendrith -1 70 69* 139
T8 Justin Rose -1 69 70* 139
T10 Min Woo Lee E 73* 67 140
T10 Shane Lowry E 73* 67 140
T10 Rory McIlroy E 71* 69 140
T10 Adam Svensson E 70 70* 140
T10 Matthew NeSmith E 70* 70 140
T10 Michael Block E 70 70* 140
T10 Sepp Straka E 69* 71 140
T10 Keith Mitchell E 69* 71 140
T10 Keegan Bradley E 68* 72 140
T19 Patrick Cantlay 1 74 67* 141
T19 K.H. Lee 1 73 68* 141
T19 Mito Pereira 1 72 69* 141
T19 Collin Morikawa 1 71* 70 141
T19 Cameron Davis 1 71 70* 141
T19 Beau Hossler 1 71 70* 141
T19 Harold Varner III 1 70* 71 141
T19 Kurt Kitayama 1 70 71* 141
T19 Ryan Fox 1 68 73* 141
T19 Eric Cole 1 67* 74 141
T19 Dustin Johnson 1 67 74* 141
T30 Stephan Jaeger 2 72* 70 142
T30 J.T. Poston 2 72 70* 142
T30 Sahith Theegala 2 71 71* 142
T30 Victor Perez 2 70* 72 142
T30 Adam Scott 2 68 74* 142
T35 Nicolai Hojgaard 3 76* 67 143
T35 Sihwan Kim 3 75 68* 143
T35 Joel Dahmen 3 74 69* 143
T35 Taylor Moore 3 74 69* 143
T35 Matt Wallace 3 73* 70 143
T35 Tommy Fleetwood 3 72 71* 143
T35 Hideki Matsuyama 3 72 71* 143
T35 Padraig Harrington 3 72 71* 143
T35 Patrick Reed 3 72 71* 143
T35 Sam Stevens 3 71 72* 143
T35 Max Homa 3 71 72* 143
T35 Adam Hadwin 3 70 73* 143
T35 Hayden Buckley 3 69 74* 143
T48 Chez Reavie 4 76 68* 144
T48 Jon Rahm 4 76* 68 144
T48 Thriston Lawrence 4 75* 69 144
T48 Adrian Meronk 4 75* 69 144
T48 Lucas Herbert 4 75* 69 144
T48 Tom Hoge 4 74 70* 144
T48 Dean Burmester 4 73 71* 144
T48 Cameron Smith 4 72* 72 144
T48 Ben Taylor 4 72 72* 144
T48 Xander Schauffele 4 72 72* 144
T48 Pablo Larrazabal 4 69* 75 144
T59 Tyrrell Hatton 5 77 68* 145
T59 Yannik Paul 5 76* 69 145
T59 Lee Hodges 5 75 70* 145
T59 Taylor Montgomery 5 75 70* 145
T59 Rikuya Hoshino 5 75* 70 145
T59 Denny McCarthy 5 75 70* 145
T59 Thomas Detry 5 74* 71 145
T59 Zach Johnson 5 74 71* 145
T59 Phil Mickelson 5 73 72* 145
T59 Alex Smalley 5 73 72* 145
T59 Jordan Spieth 5 73* 72 145
T59 Justin Thomas 5 72* 73 145
T59 Kazuki Higa 5 72* 73 145
T59 Tony Finau 5 72 73* 145
T59 Mark Hubbard 5 71 74* 145
T59 Patrick Rodgers 5 70 75* 145
T59 Chris Kirk 5 70* 75 145
T59 Thomas Pieters 5 69* 76 145
Cut Line at 5 Over Par
CUT Davis Thompson 6 77* 69 146
CUT Adri Arnaus 6 76 70* 146
CUT Matt Fitzpatrick 6 76* 70 146
CUT Andrew Putnam 6 74* 72 146
CUT Rickie Fowler 6 73 73* 146
CUT Si Woo Kim 6 73* 73 146
CUT Christiaan Bezuidenhout 6 73 73* 146
CUT Jordan Smith 6 73* 73 146
CUT Brendan Steele 6 72 74* 146
CUT Brian Harman 6 72* 74 146
CUT Billy Horschel 6 71 75* 146
CUT Brendon Todd 7 76 71* 147
CUT Ben Griffin 7 75 72* 147
CUT Alex Noren 7 74 73* 147
CUT Anirban Lahiri 7 74* 73 147
CUT Francesco Molinari 7 74 73* 147
CUT Matt Kuchar 7 74 73* 147
CUT Russell Henley 7 73 74* 147
CUT Luke Donald 7 72* 75 147
CUT Davis Riley 7 72* 75 147
CUT Nick Taylor 7 71 76* 147
CUT Colin Inglis 8 77* 71 148
CUT Wyndham Clark 8 77 71* 148
CUT Trey Mullinax 8 77* 71 148
CUT Jason Day 8 76* 72 148
CUT Adrian Otaegui 8 75* 73 148
CUT Scott Stallings 8 74* 74 148
CUT Mackenzie Hughes 8 74 74* 148
CUT Callum Shinkwin 8 74* 74 148
CUT Joaquin Niemann 8 74 74* 148
CUT Gary Woodland 8 73* 75 148
CUT Tom Kim 8 73* 75 148
CUT Emiliano Grillo 9 78* 71 149
CUT Nick Hardy 9 76* 73 149
CUT David Micheluzzi 9 76* 73 149
CUT Seamus Power 9 75* 74 149
CUT Nico Echavarria 9 75 74* 149
CUT Rasmus Hojgaard 9 75 74* 149
CUT Cameron Young 9 74 75* 149
CUT J.J. Spaun 9 74* 75 149
CUT Harris English 9 74* 75 149
CUT Brandon Wu 9 74* 75 149
CUT Jimmy Walker 9 73 76* 149
CUT Matt Cahill 10 78 72* 150
CUT Talor Gooch 10 76 74* 150
CUT Maverick McNealy 11 78* 73 151
CUT Y.E. Yang 11 76* 75 151
CUT Abraham Ancer 11 76* 75 151
CUT Danny Willett 11 74* 77 151
CUT Thorbjorn Olesen 11 74* 77 151
CUT Steven Alker 12 80 72* 152
CUT Braden Shattuck 12 79 73* 152
CUT Greg Koch 12 78* 74 152
CUT Sam Ryder 12 78* 74 152
CUT Robert MacIntyre 12 76* 76 152
CUT Steve Holmes 12 76* 76 152
CUT Sadom Kaewkanjana 12 76* 76 152
CUT Jeremy Wells 12 74 78* 152
CUT Sungjae Im 13 80* 73 153
CUT Ockie Strydom 13 77 76* 153
CUT Ben Kern 13 76* 77 153
CUT David Lingmerth 13 76 77* 153
CUT Kevin Kisner 13 75 78* 153
CUT Adam Schenk 13 74* 79 153
CUT J.J. Killeen 13 73* 80 153
CUT Webb Simpson 14 77* 77 154
CUT Aaron Wise 14 75* 79 154
CUT Sam Burns 14 74* 80 154
CUT Chris French 15 78 77* 155
CUT Jesse Droemer 16 77* 79 156
CUT John Somers 16 76 80* 156
CUT Alex Beach 17 80 77* 157
CUT Anthony Cordes 17 79 78* 157
CUT Wyatt Worthington II 17 75 82* 157
CUT Josh Speight 17 75* 82 157
CUT Russell Grove 18 79 79* 158
CUT Kenny Pigman 19 81* 78 159
CUT Gabe Reynolds 20 85* 75 160
CUT Shaun Micheel 23 81 82* 163
CUT Chris Sanger 25 84* 81 165