Corey Conners proved a lot this week. He not only proved he can compete on the PGA Tour but that he can compete against many of the biggest names in golf, with a huge spotlight cast on him, thanks to Tiger.
Considering he got into the tournament as an alternate, Conners wasted no time gaining a lead which he held through the third round.
Though a 77 on Sunday took Conners out of contention, he has now become a household name for many Canadians (and maybe some Americans) due to his solid play and smooth swing in one of the most watched tournaments in a long time.
Conners has already been impressive this season. He has missed only one cut in 11 starts and has solid stats as well.
Conners is not in the field at the Arnold Palmer Invitational but should be in the field for the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, a new alternate field event during the matchplay week.
This new tournament is formerly a Web.Com event, which Conners played last year finishing T53. This experience combined with his solid play promises another exciting tournament for Conners.