Corey Conners

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Corey Conners
Personal information
Born (1992-01-06) January 6, 1992 (age 30)
Listowel, Ontario, Canada
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
Sporting nationality Canada
ResidencePalm Beach Gardens, Florida, U.S.
Spouse
Malory Conners
(m. 2018)
Career
CollegeKent State University
Turned professional2015
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Web.com Tour
PGA Tour Canada
PGA Tour Latinoamérica
Professional wins1
Highest ranking25 (August 28, 2022)[1]
(as of September 25, 2022)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT6: 2022
PGA ChampionshipT17: 2021
U.S. OpenCUT: 2017, 2020, 2021, 2022
The Open ChampionshipT15: 2021

Corey Conners (born January 6, 1992) is a Canadian professional golfer currently playing on the PGA Tour. Conners has played on PGA Tour Canada, PGA Tour Latinoamérica, and the Web.com Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Conners was raised in Listowel, Ontario.[2] He won the 2010 Ontario Amateur and was runner-up to Gunn Yang at the 2014 U.S. Amateur[3] conducted at Atlanta Athletic Club. Conners played in the 2015 Masters Tournament where he missed the cut.

Professional career[edit]

Following the 2015 Masters Conners turned professional, and played in the RBC Canadian Open in 2016.[4] In December 2016, Conners tied for 42nd at the Web.com Tour qualifying tournament.[5] By making the top 45, he earned a place on the Web.com Tour in 2017.

In March 2018, Conners held the 54-hole lead at the Valspar Championship in Florida, one stroke ahead of Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker and Tiger Woods. In the fourth round, Conners shot 77 and finished T16.[6] Conners ended the season 130th in the FedEx Cup, five spots out of full status for the 2019 season.

In October 2018, Conners finished second to Cameron Champ in the PGA Tour's Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi,[7] winning $475,200.[8]

On April 7, 2019, Conners won the PGA Tour's Valero Texas Open by two strokes over Charley Hoffman, earning the final place in the 2019 Masters Tournament.[9] Due to his conditional status, Conners had to play in a Monday qualifying event, where he earned the final spot after a six-man playoff. He became the first Monday qualifier to win on the PGA Tour since Arjun Atwal at the 2010 Wyndham Championship.[10] The first place prize was $1,350,000. Conners finished the 2019 regular season in 31st place. He finished 21st at The Northern Trust and 7th at the BMW Championship, which earned him a spot at the Tour Championship.

Conners continued his strong play into the 2019-20 PGA season with 10 top-25 finishes, and one top-10 finish at the Zozo Championship.[11] He finished the season with a FedEx Cup ranking of 53rd.[12] Through the first 20 events of the 2021 season Conners had finished top-10 on seven occasions, and top-25 13 times: Most notably a 7th place finish at the Players Championship and 8th place at the Masters. Conners was the leader after the first round of the 2021 PGA Championship with a first round score of 67 (five under par).[13]

Conners qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Conners qualified for the International team at the 2022 Presidents Cup; he lost all four of the matches he played.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Conners is the son of Mike and Janet Conners.[15] He has a twin sister, Nicole, and a younger sister, Sarah. He is married to Malory (Martin) Conners.[6]

Amateur wins[edit]

Source:[16]

Professional wins (1)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Apr 7, 2019 Valero Texas Open 69-67-66-66=268 −20 2 strokes United States Charley Hoffman

Results in major championships[edit]

Results not in chronological order in 2020.

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
Tournament 2019 2020 2021 2022
Masters Tournament T46 T10 T8 T6
PGA Championship T64 CUT T17 CUT
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT
The Open Championship CUT NT T15 T28
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 3 3 5 4
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
Totals 0 0 0 0 3 5 16 8
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2020 Masters – 2021 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

Results in The Players Championship[edit]

Tournament 2019 2020 2021 2022
The Players Championship T41 C 7 T26
  Top 10

"T" indicates a tie for a place
C = Canceled after the first round due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament 2019 2020 2021 2022
Championship 50
Match Play NT1 T61 3
Invitational T27 T30 T36
Champions T20 NT1 NT1 NT1

1Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

  Top 10
  Did not play

NT = No tournament
"T" = Tied
Note that the Championship and Invitational were discontinued from 2022.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Week 35 2022 Ending 28 Aug 2022" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved August 29, 2022.
  2. ^ Drury, Ryan (July 27, 2018). "Listowel's Corey Connors Has Solid Second Round At Canadian Open". Blackburn News.
  3. ^ "Canadian golfer Conners comes up short in U.S. Amateur final". CBC Sports. Associated Press. August 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Bryson, Mark (July 25, 2018). "Positive Canadian energy envelops Listowel's Corey Conners". Waterloo Region Record.
  5. ^ "2016 Web.com Tour Q-school leaderboard, results and prize money payouts". thegolfnewsnet.com. December 11, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Corey Conners". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  7. ^ Berhow, Josh (October 28, 2018). "The 30-second guide to the Sanderson Farms Championship: Who won, best shot and more". Golf.com. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "2018 Sanderson Farms Championship purse, winner's share, prize money payout". thegolfnewsnet.com. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "Canadian Corey Conners wins Valero Texas Open, Qualifies for Masters". CBC Sports. April 7, 2019. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "Monday qualifier Conners wins Valero Texas Open". ESPN. Associated Press. April 7, 2019. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  11. ^ "Corey Conners Round 4 Recap at 2021 Zozo Championship @ Sherwood". PGA Tour. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  12. ^ "FedExCup - Official Standings". PGA Tour. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  13. ^ "Conners waves Canadian flag from top of gusty PGA leaderboard". CNN. Reuters. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  14. ^ Beall, Joel (September 25, 2022). "Presidents Cup 2022: Our grades for all 24 players, from an A+ for Spieth to an F for Scheffler". Golf Digest. Retrieved September 27, 2022.
  15. ^ Kennedy, Doug (January 13, 2021). "Corey Conners – the pride of Listowel". The Kincardine Independent.
  16. ^ "Corey Conners". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved June 27, 2018.

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