Bart Bryant has never won a major golf championship before.
He's right in the mix heading into the weekend at the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor as one of the six players at the top of the leaderboard with a score of 4-under through two rounds.
"It feels good to have a shot at a major championship," Bryant told me after his round. "These are pretty big for us."
But Bryant is also playing with heavy emotion this week after the passing of his dad Dub. Bryant skipped last week's major championship The Traditions due to his father's passing.
"I have to admit there were several times in the last two days that my dad's passing entered my mind and I teared up at times and then I had to get back at the task at hand," Bryant explained. "He was a great man and we are going to miss him but he's in a better place."
Bryant looks to continue to honor his father with play on the golf course during Saturday's 3rd round. He will tee off at 1:27pm with fellow co-leader Steen Tinning.
The other two leader groups are Colin Montgomerie & Bernhard Langer at 1:36pm and Tom Watson & Kiyoshi Murota at 1:45pm.