Eric Cole is leading towards the PGA Championship after a brilliant performance on May 18 at the Oak Hill Country Club in New York. The professional American golf player delivered 6 birdies over 14 holes, following which the games were dismissed at the day’s end while 11 more groups were still bound to complete the first rounds. The tournament was delayed by almost two hours due to ground frost in Rochester, otherwise, all of the players could have finished their turns.
The 34 years old golf player Eric Cole is the son of professional golfers Laura Baugh and Bobby Cole. Eric has won the Minor League Golf Tour 56 times and won tour championships in 2009 and 2021. Eric had tied for third in the Korn Ferry Tour in 2022, which qualified him for the PGA Championship Tour for the season of 2023. Cole had almost qualified for the first PGA Championship in March 2023, however, he lost in a playoff against Chris Kirk at The Honda Classic.
Bryson DeChambeau had delivered a brilliant 4 under 66, and momentarily took the lead on May 18’s game, however, Cole soon took over the lead.
Eric Cole Is Happy To Qualify For The PGA Championship
Right after the May 18 tournament, Eric spoke to journalists about his PGA Championship lead. He said that he thinks it is nice and likes it a lot. He further stated that whenever one plays, that person should compete to win. He also likes to see his name on the PGA leaderboard and wants to see it more often. Eric Cole’s runner-up at the PGA Championship has earned him almost $1 million which is a substantial increase from his previous earnings.