A look at the PGA Championship’s leaderboard won’t look all that strange to you if you begin in second place following Friday’s second round. You see Jason Day and Brooks Koepka, guys that have been there before in this very tournament, and you also see Tommy Fleetwood, a man that many regard as among the best to have never won a major. However, at the top is a genuine surprise.
So much so, in fact, that according to the man himself, it’s a shock to see him there. That leader, sitting at -8 heading into the weekend with a two-stroke lead, is none other than Li Haotong of China. Previously known for incidences such as throwing his putter in the water and shooting a 63 in the final round of the British Open, he’s now in a position to potentially win a major as he went out and shot a bogey-free round on Friday. He also made five birdies on the day, despite only hitting the ball on the fairway four times off the tee. Imagine if he isn’t so wayward this weekend. If that cleans up, and he holds his nerve, we could experience quite the upset.