None of the five highest ranked golfers in the world are in the top 10 overall after the opening round of the PGA Championship on May 20.

The tournament kicks off from May 20, organized by the American Professional Golf Association on Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. After the first round, Corey Conners kept the top of the table at -5, while defending champion Collin Morikawa was at T8 (point -2).

Conners is ranked 39th in the world (OWGR table), and Morikawa is the only player in the top 10 OWGR to be in the top 10 overall when the PGA Championship goes through 18 holes. Meanwhile, the entire top 5 in the world is five or more strokes from the top of the table, with Bryson DeChambeau and Jon Rahm at T31 (even par), Xander Schauffele T41 (+1), Justin Thomas T77 (+3) and number one. Dustin Johnson T97 (+4).

DeChambeau hit the second stroke on the first two-round hole of the PGA Championship at Ocean Court on May 20.  Photo: AP

DeChambeau hit the second stroke on the first two-round hole of the PGA Championship at Ocean Court on May 20. Image: AP

The top 7 OWGRs from the top include Johnson, Thomas, Rahm, Schauffele, DeChambeau, Morikawa and Rory McIlroy. Yesterday, McIlroy hit 75 strokes like Thomas.

Conners monopolized the top with six birdies and a bogey on the 67-stroke scoreboard. On the opening day, the Canadian golfer reached approximately 300 yards in two holes selected by the Organizing Committee to record the average distance in the first hole. The whole match, Corners hit 10 of the 14 fairways, going to the green according to the 11-hole standard. The player born in 1992 has been in professional golf since 2015, so far he has only won the PGA Tour once.

Conners put the ball on the 18th hole in the first round of the PGA Championship at Ocean Stadium on May 20.  Photo: AP

Conners put the ball on the 18th hole in the first round of the PGA Championship at Ocean Stadium on May 20. Image: AP

Conners is two strokes ahead of the six-player T2 (-3), including Brooks Koepka, who needs three more months to fully heal from the surgery on his right knee.

“This is a major and I’m here to show my talent. This week, I didn’t pay attention to many objective factors, but only focused on playing and carefully operated on my knee in March,” Koepka shared after the match. good opening.

Koepka regretted after a broken birdie in the first 9th hole of the PGA Championship at Ocean Stadium on May 20.  Photo: AP

Koepka regretted after a broken birdie in the first 9th hole of the PGA Championship at Ocean Stadium on May 20. Image: AP

Koepka won the PGA Championship two years in a row – 2018, 2019 in four majors. These titles account for half of his championship on the PGA Tour.

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