Nothing separates the leaders Scottie Scheffler, Corey Conners, and Viktor Hovland after a soggy second round at Oak Hill Country Club on Friday, setting up an exciting final round of the PGA Championship.
After Canada's Conners once again stride-for-stride equaled world No. 2 Scheffler, the Norwegian Hovland jumped to five-under par and broke the tie at the top with a final birdie that brought him to the top of the leaderboard.
Prior to a last bogey that knocked the 2022 Masters champion behind, Scheffler, who is vying for his second major championship, appeared to be in position to finish the round as the clubhouse leader.
Despite playing in New York, world No. 29 Conners had plenty of support from the fans as he once again duplicated the stats of arguably the most impressive player in the competition.
He told reporters, "I think being so near to Canada there's a lot of Canadian fans out here. "They are encouraging me. That is positively satisfying.
"I try not to get too high or low; I'm not a really fiery man, but it makes me grin. It's nice to hear support for me.
Following the first round, Conners and Scheffler were tied for third with Dustin Johnson, who fired a four-over 74 to drop to tied-19th.
Johnson is tied for the lead with Thursday's leader Eric Cole at 1-over par after a second round 74 that followed an impressive start.