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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.
The Web.Com Tour was in Leon, Mexico this week for the El Bosque Mexico Championship. American Martin Trainer won by two shots finishing at -14.
T29: Ryan Yip -5, (73,69, 71, 70)
T39: Adam Svensson -2, (73, 71,71,71)
T39: Stuart MacDonald -2, (72,72,68,74)
T56: Seann Harlingten E, (72,69,76,71)
Cut: Albin Choi (69,76)
Cut: Roger Sloan (70,75)
Updated Money List Rankings:
2: Adam Svensson
21: Ryan Yip
23: Roger Sloan
73: Albin Choi
121: Stuart MacDonald
136: Seann Harlingten
News of the Week:
Stuart MacDonald was boarding an early flight home before realizing he made the cut. The surprise may have worked as he fired his best number of the week on moving day.
While trying to keep up with the demands of school and life this weekend, I realized the void for a golf blog centered around Canadian professional golf. That is why I have created BirdEh. My goal is to make BirdEh a one-stop shop for all news related to Canadian professional golf. I’m going to do this by providing constant updates on Canadian professionals all around the world on many different professional tours.
I look forward to following Canadian professional golfers closely and I believe this blog will become an extremely rewarding experience.
Koby (Bio in the about section)