BMW PGA Championship 2023 leaderboard and odds – how things stand after day 2

BMW PGA Championship 2023 leaderboard and odds – how things stand after day 2
Ludvig Åberg on the 2nd during day two of the 2023 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Virginia Water, Surrey. Date: Friday September 15, 2023. - Photo by Icon Sport

Ludvig Aberg and fellow Swede Sebastian Soederberg share the lead at 10-under in Surrey, England, after day two of the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club.

Six-time DP World Tour winner Tommy Fleetwood sits one stroke behind along with Adrian Meronk, Masahiro Kawamura and Thomas Detry.

World No. 3 Jon Rahm, who lost by a stroke to Shane Lowry in last year’s edition, put himself into contention after climbing into a T16 after enjoying a 5-under round to put him at 6-under for the tournament.

Round two was suspended due to darkness and will resume at 0720 local time on Saturday morning. 

BMW PGA Championship leaderboard

(T1) Ludvig Aberg-10F6866134
(T1) Sebastian Soederberg-10F7064134
(T3) Adrian Meronk-9F6768135
(T3) Masahiro Kawamura-9F7065135
(T3) Thomas Detry-9F6768135
(T3) Tommy Fleetwood-9F6966135
(T7) Aaron Rai-8F6967136
(T7) Sepp Straka-8F7066136
(T7) Marcus Helligkilde-8146464
(T10) Connor Syme-7F6770137
(T10) Joo-Hyung Kim-7F7067137
(T10) Jorge Campillo-7F6770137
(T10) Matthew Baldwin-7F6770137
(T10) Ryan Fox-7F6968137
(T10) Tyrrell Hatton-7F6869137

Highlights from round two

This section will feature the key moments from Friday.

Two Swedes climb to first place

Ryder Cup captain’s pick Aberg is showing captain Luke Donald that he probably won’t regret selecting him.

The Texas Tech product, Aberg, began his round with three birdies in the first seven holes, but a double-bogey six on the ninth put a damper on his opening nine. The 23-year-old didn’t let it derail his round and bounced back with a clean 5-under 32 on the back nine, including finishing with three birdies in a row.

Soederberg carded an impressive score of 8-under 64. He began the day with a bogey but fought back with eight birdies. He closed his day with a birdie on 17 and an eagle on 18.

Tommy Fleetwood is in contention yet again

The Englishman is looking for his first win on any tour since November 2022, when he won the Nedbank Golf Challenge (DP World Tour). He’s come close this season with a playoff loss to Nick Taylor at the Canadian Open in June.

The 32-year-old posted a 6-under 66 to move one stroke behind in a tie for third.

European Ryder Cup player performances

Aberg, Fleetwood, Sepp Straka and Hatton are all inside the top 10. Every member of the team managed to make the cut.

Hatton, who is considered one of the best ball strikers on earth, showed exactly why, nearly acing the 190-yard par 3 10th.

Adrian Meronk is on a mission

The Polish golfer was a candidate for a Ryder Cup captain’s pick, but Luke Donald opted to look elsewhere. Meronk voiced his displeasure and disappointment. He’s surely playing this week with a chip on his shoulder.

The three-time winner on the DP World Tour has opened with 67 and 68 the first two days and also trails by one shot.

Updated BMW PGA Championship odds ahead of day 3

Ludvig Åberg:+400
Tommy Fleetwood: +450
Adrian Meronk: +1000
Thomas Detry: +1200
Tyrrell Hatton: +1400
Jon Rahm: +1400
Tom Kim: +1800
Sepp Straka: +1800
Sebastian Söderberg: +1800
Aaron Rai: +1800
Viktor Hovland: +2200
Matt Fitzpatrick: +2800
Masahiro Kawamura: +3000
Marcus Helligkilde: +3300
Ryan Fox: +3300
Min Woo Lee: +3500
Billy Horschel: +6000
Connor Syme: +6500
Jorge Campillo: +9000

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