Major Changes at the PGA Championship

by Jeff Skinner

You can’t tell the players without a scorecard as they say at a baseball game and that’s the way it was today at The  93rd PGA Championship. There were so many changes on the leaderboard today it looked like a Republican Presidential Nominating Convention.  Leader Steve Stricker and his fellow cheesehead Jerry Kelly felt the wrath of The Atlantic Athletic Club and carded rounds of three over par and slipped down the leaderboard.  Their places were taken by rookie Keegan Bradley who had the low round of 64 and journeyman Jason Dufner with a 65.  The both stand at -5 with 23 players within five strokes of the lead.

Of those 23 players behind them there are only three players with major championships on their resumes.  The cut came at +4 and anyone who made the cut certainly has a chance at winning this tournament.

Bradley moved up 35 spots with his round and is having a great rookie season as he has a win at the Byron Nelson Classic.  Jason Dufner climbed 22 slots and the 34 year old is looking for his first career win on the PGA Tour.

The eighteenth hole proved to be a beast as only 19 birdies were carded on what has turned out to be a torturous hole.



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