Corey Conners

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Corey Conners
Personal information
Born (1992-01-06) January 6, 1992 (age 27)
Listowel, Ontario, Canada
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
Nationality Canada
ResidencePalm Beach Gardens, Florida, U.S.
SpouseMalory Conners
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 ranking55 (November 3, 2019)[1]
(as of December 8, 2019)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT46: 2019
PGA ChampionshipT64: 2019
U.S. OpenCUT: 2017
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2019

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.

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. He turned professional immediately afterwards, 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.

Amateur wins[edit]

Source:[11]

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]

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament T46
PGA Championship T64
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Week 44 2019 Ending 3 Nov 2019" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  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. ^ "Corey Conners". PGA Tour. Retrieved 28 October 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". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved June 27, 2018.

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