Corey Conners making a push for a Presidents Cup spot

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It is clear that Corey Conners traveled to Asia this fall with one clear goal, to make a final push towards being one of Ernie Els’s captain’s picks, for the Presidents Cup this December.

In his last two starts, Conners has finished T12 and T6. As well, after the first round of the HSBC World Golf Championship event in Shanghai, Conners sits T7 after firing a five-under 67.

Though these are not full-field events, these are still very strong tournament fields, with many of the top players in the world competing.

Conner’s strong 2019 season may have been enough to already have impressed the captains of Team International, as he was seen in the back of picture posted by Abraham Ancer at a team dinner in South Korea last week, hosted by assistant captain KJ Choi.

The captains pick will be official in the lead up to the event, with each team choosing four additional players.

If he were to make the team he would not be the only Canadian apart of Team International. As Masters winner, Mike Weir is an assistant captain and Medicine Hat, Alberta native, Dale Vallely is the caddie for Abraham Ancer.

The Presidents Cup begins on December 12th at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Victoria, Australia.

The event has taken place 12 times since its inception in 1994. The only time Team International has won has come at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in 1998.


Mike Weir Qualifies for the US Open

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Mike Weir’s year of resurgence continues. After putting numerous good weeks together on the tour, Weir has now qualified for this years US Open at Pebble Beach in June.

Weir shot a 69 followed by a 67 in the one day 36 hole qualifier.  This will be the 49-year-olds first US Open since 2013, in which he finished tied for 28th at Merion.

Canadian Nick Taylor also qualified through this sectional in Dallas finishing tied for 1st at -10.  Narrowly missing the group of 10 players advancing to Pebble Beach was Jared Du Toit who was a shot out of the top 10.

Weir has made the cut the last two times the US Open has been hosted at Pebble Beach. In 2000 he finished tied for 16th and in 2010 he finished tied for 80th.  As well, Weir boasts six top tens at the annual Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

After qualifying Weir tweeted his excitement about getting back to Pebble Beach.

The US Open begins on June 13th.

Weir and Hadwin’s tee times and pairings announced

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It’s Masters week and with that comes excitement around every aspect of the tournament.

Today’s excitement lies in the announcement of the pairings for the tournament’s opening two rounds, as both Canadians competing, Mike Weir and Adam Hadwin are in interesting pairings.

Former champion Mike Weir is paired with PGA Tour veteran Brendan Steele, and the United States Mid-Am champion Matt Parziale. Parziale comes into Augusta with quite an intriguing story as he is a 30-year-old firefighter from Massachusetts.

Weir, Steele, and Parziale are slated to tip it at 8:52 Thursday morning.

Adam Hadwin, on the other hand, is in a much more star-studded group. Hadwin, the 43rd ranked player in the world is paired with Patrick Reed and Charley Hoffman.  They start at 11:15 on Thursday, just behind two-time champion Bubba Watson.

Weir and Hadwin played a practice round this morning with Ted Potter Jr.