After two rounds on the Atlanta Athletic Club's Highlands Course at the 2011 PGA Championship, the leaderboard is crowded with unexpected names, along with a few familiar ones.
Of the top 35 players, only three have won major championships—Jim Furyk, Phil Mickelson and Trevor Immelman. But 10 of the last 11 major championships have realized first-time winners, so that might favor some of the lesser known players who are playing well so far this week—like PGA Tour rookie Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner, who share the 36-hole lead at five under par.
The 70 players with the lowest scores—and ties—will be around for the weekend. And any one of them has a legitimate shot at winning this golf tournament. Here are the top 10 players who will make a move on "moving day"—and who could walk away with the Wanamaker Trophy when all is said and done.
Saturday morning update: Given what we now know about Rory McIlroy's injured right arm—that is has improved—I would have to include him in this group of favorites. Sure, McIlroy is eight shots back, but if he is 100%—or close to it—he has to be considered as a threat to get himself into contention.