Denny McCarthy

Phil Mickelson has a share of the PGA Championship lead at 50, but Corey Conners is still lurking

Canadian Corey Conners is trying to chase down Phil Mickelson this weekend at the PGA Championship. Mickelson, however, is chasing history. The 50-year-old Mickelson is tied for the lead with fellow major champion Louis Oosthuizen through 36 holes. The only player 50 or older to hold at least a share of the lead at the […]

 Denny McCarthy

US PGA: Pádraig Harrington rolls back the years as Corey Conners leads at Kiawah

The beast was appeased to an extent before a ball was struck in anger, as sympathetic number crunching shaved some 216 yards off the Ocean Course’s length so that the 156 players in this 103rd edition of the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island on the South Carolina shores were presented with a reduced examination […]

 Denny McCarthy

McIlroy falters on Kiawah Island return

Rory McIlroy won the second of his four majors at Kiawah Island in 2012 -5 C Conners (Can); -3 B Koepka (US), K Bradley (US), V Hovland (Nor), A Wise (US), S Horsfield (Eng), C Davis (Aus); -2 C Morikawa (US), M Laird (Sco), C Tringale (US) Selected others: -1 P Casey (Eng), P Harrington […]

 Denny McCarthy

US PGA Championship day one: Rory McIlroy struggles and Corey Conners soars

Rory McIlroy faced a battle to make the halfway cut in the US PGA Championship on Friday after finding himself in familiar and unwelcome territory at Kiawah Island. McIlroy, who won by eight shots the last time the tournament was staged on the Ocean Course in 2012, struggled to an opening three-over-par 75 to lie […]

 Denny McCarthy

US PGA: Corey Conners takes early lead with Brooks Koepka in contention

Those taking interest in Brooks Koepka’s preview press conference at this US PGA Championship may have sensed an unwitting stumble into an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Some 16 out of 17 questions posed to Koepka related in some way or other to matters of injury. Therein lies the reason it has been easy to forget […]

 Denny McCarthy

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Canadian Corey Conners leads

Breadcrumb Trail Links Golf Author of the article: Jon McCarthy Corey Conners of Canada plays his shot from the seventh tee during the first round of the 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, South Carolina on Thursday. Photo by Patrick Smith /Getty Images Article content Corey Conners said he […]

 Denny McCarthy

Corey Conners keeps it as stress-free as possible for PGA Championship lead

Listen to this /cdn-cgi/scripts/5c5dd728/cloudflare-static/email-decode.min.js KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Amid the wind and the havoc at Kiawah Island, there was a semblance of simplicity to the way Corey Conners navigated his way around the Ocean Course for a 5-under 67 and a two-shot lead Thursday in the PGA Championship. He birdied all the par 5s. He […]

 Denny McCarthy

Corey Conners says he’s ‘prepared for anything’ at this week’s PGA Championship

Corey Conners had never played the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island before arriving Sunday. A few weeks ago, he watched a special on the Golf Channel that broke down Rory McIlroy’s 2012 PGA Championship victory at the same course to try to glean some knowledge. But started too late at night for Conners to get […]