Who is Corey Conners? Will the two-time Valero Texas Open winner be at The Masters?

Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard - Final Round
Corey Conners at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard - Final Round

Canadian professional golfer Corey Conners has been making headlines for quite some time now. On April 2, Conners registered his second Valero Texas Open Championship, which also happens to be his second victory on the PGA Tour.

Conners defeated Sam Stevens by scoring a 4-under 68 with a margin of one stroke. The 31-year-old Canadian will next be seen at the 2023 Augusta Masters, where he will be competing against 90 other players for the prestigious green jacket.

3 putts from 4 feet.Corey Conners drops to 6-under after the double bogey but still co-leads @ValeroTXOpen.

Who is Corey Conners?

Born on January 6, 1992, in Listowel, Ontario, Corey Conners is a Canadian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. Mike and Janet Conners are his parents. He has a younger sibling named Sarah and a twin sister named Nicole. He married Malory Conners in 2018.

He was defeated by Gunn Yang in the 2014 U.S. Amateur, which was played at the Atlanta Athletic Club, and won the Ontario Amateur in 2010.

His professional career started in 2015 after The Masters. He later went on to compete at the RBC Canadian Open in 2016. Later that year, he finished 42nd on the Tour.

Corey Conners led the Florida Valspar Championship after 54 holes in March 2018, one shot better than Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker, and Tiger Woods.

He defeated Charley Hoffman by two shots to win the Valero Texas Open on the PGA Tour on April 7, 2019, securing the last spot in the 2019 Masters Tournament. He finished in 8th place in the 2019 Masters.

On April 2, 2023, Corey Conners registered his second PGA Tour victory after winning his second Valero Texas Open. He is now slated to compete at the 2023 Augusta Masters.

Final Field of 2023 Augusta Masters

A total of 90 players are eligible to compete in the prestigious tournament. Despite the PGA vs LIV controversy going around, 17 LIV golfers are also allowed to participate in the event:

  1. Fred Couples
  2. Sandy Lyle
  3. Patrick Reed
  4. Jordan Spieth
  5. Sergio Garcia
  6. Hideki Matsuyama
  7. Scottie Scheffler
  8. Bubba Watson
  9. Dustin Johnson
  10. Phil Mickelson
  11. Mike Weir
  12. Zach Johnson
  13. Larry Mize
  14. Charl Schwartzel
  15. Tiger Woods
  16. Bernhard Langer
  17. Jose Maria Olazabal
  18. Adam Scott
  19. Vijay Singh
  20. Danny Willett
  21. Bryson DeChambeau
  22. Gary Woodland
  23. Matt Fitzpatrick
  24. Jon Rahm
  25. Brooks Koepka
  26. Shane Lowry
  27. Francesco Molinari
  28. Collin Morikawa
  29. Cameron Smith
  30. Justin Thomas
  31. Sam Bennett
  32. Ben Carr
  33. Aldrich Potgieter
  34. Harrison Crowe
  35. Matthew McClean
  36. Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira
  37. Cameron Champ
  38. Sungjae I'm
  39. Will Zalatoris
  40. Corey Conners
  41. Rory McIlroy
  42. Tommy Fleetwood
  43. Viktor Hovland
  44. Cameron Young
  45. Mito Pereira
  46. Keegan Bradley
  47. Max Homa
  48. Chris Kirk
  49. Xander Schauffele
  50. Adam Svensson
  51. Sam Burns
  52. Mackenzie Hughes
  53. Kurt Kitayama
  54. Patrick Cantlay
  55. Bill Horschel
  56. Tony Finau
  57. Kim Si Woo
  58. Seamus Power
  59. Russell Henley
  60. Tom Kim
  61. Justin Rose
  62. Brian Harman
  63. Joaquin Niemann
  64. Scott Stallings
  65. Sahith Theegala
  66. Tom Hoge
  67. JT Poston
  68. Sepp Straka
  69. Aaron Wise
  70. Taylor Moore
  71. Lee Kyoung Hoon
  72. Abraham Ancer
  73. Tyrell Hatton
  74. Adrian Meronk
  75. Louis Oosthuizen
  76. Ryan Fox
  77. Kevin Kisner
  78. Kevin Na
  79. Thomas Pieters
  80. Talor Gooch
  81. Jason Kokrak
  82. Alex Noren
  83. Harold Varner III
  84. Sam Burns
  85. Jason Day
  86. Harris English
  87. Keith Mitchell
  88. Min Woo Lee
  89. Kazuki Higa
  90. Gordon Sargent

The 87th edition of The Masters Tournament is scheduled to start on April 6 and will conclude on April 9, 2023. The pre-tournament discussions start on April 3. The Masters dinner is on April 4. Fans can watch the live coverage on ESPN and CBS.

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