Mike Weir Leads Senior PGA Championship at Halftime

Mike Weir
Mike Weir hits his tee shot on the 4th hole during the second round of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship held at the Southern Hills CC on May 28, 2021 in Tulsa, OK. (Photo by Darren Carroll PGA of America via Getty Images)

Mike Weir shot a 5-under par 65 at Southern Hills, and will enter the weekend at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship atop the leaderboard on 7-under par.

The 51-year old Canadian, who started his second day on the 10th hole, carded a four-birdie front nine en route to a 5-under par round.

“It was a really fun round of golf,” said Weir, who captured his first Champions Tour victory earlier this month at the Insperity Invitational, breaking a 14-year winless streak (2007 PGA Tour season).

“Very demanding golf course, so when you have your opportunities and take advantage of them you feel good because you know you’re going to be fighting for some pars on some holes, which I was coming in and made a couple nice par putts to finish off the round nicely.

“But all aspect of my game was a little bit sharper today. I drove it a little better than yesterday, putting was still solid, I probably hit some iron shots a little closer to the hole today than yesterday and that’s why I got 5-under.”

Rocco Mediate (69), Steve Stricker (68), and Alex Cejka (70) were tied for second at 3-under par, as was John Riegger (70) who had completed 15 holes before play was suspended.

2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship

Top-5 Leaders: Round 2
Pos-Player-To Par-(Rd 2)
1. Mike Weir -7 (-5)
2. Rocco Mediate -3 (-1)
2. Steve Stricker -3 (-2)
2. Alex Cejka -3 (E)
2. John Riegger -3 (Thru 15)


Material from the PGA Tour Communications was used to compile this report.


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