A “CHILLED” Callum Tarren will attempt to maintain his relaxed approach as he bids to pull off a shock victory in the US PGA Championship.

Tarren carded a superb second round of 67 at Oak Hill to share sixth place with four-time major winner Brooks Koepka, just three shots off the halfway lead shared by Scottie Scheffler, Viktor Hovland and Corey Conners.

The 32-year-old from Darlington, who only got into the field on Friday when Martin Kaymer withdrew, had missed the cut in eight straight PGA Tour events before recording a tie for 64th on his last start in the Wells Fargo Championship.

Asked what he had done particularly well so far at Oak Hill, Tarren, who first started playing golf at Dinsdale Spa, said: “Stayed out of my own way, I think.

“I think as golfers we get to these major championships and put them on a huge pedestal, which they are, but at the end of the day, you still have to just hit golf shots, you know.

“I have just kind of gone about my business, kept to my practice routines and just seeing what happens really. I’m quite chilled.

“Of course it is hard to do because it’s a major championship and the golf course is an absolute monster, as you can see by the scores this week.

“I think I’ve just done a great job of just taking one shot at a time, discussing it with my caddie, and trying to execute.”