13 Things You Didn't Know About Corey Conners
1. Corey Conners was born 6th January 1992 in Listowel, Ontario, Canada
2. Growing up, the Canadian was a member of his high school ice hockey team that actually won a Provincial Hockey Championship.
3. In 2010, Conners won the Ontario Amateur Championship and represented Canada at the 2012 & 2014 Eisenhower Trophy.
4. Conners is a maths genius and actually studied Actuary Math at Kent State University, where he was a two-time Academic All-American.
5. In 2014, Conners finished runner-up in the US Amateur. The finish meant he qualified for the 2015 Masters, where he missed the cut.
6. After missing the cut, Conners turned professional and plied his trade on the Mackenzie and PGA Latinoamerica Tours.
7. Conners hobbies include fishing and ice hockey, with his favorite team being the Toronto Maple Leafs.
8. The Canadian secured his PGA Tour card in 2017, after three top 10's and 16 made cuts meant he finished 20th on the Korn Ferry Tour money list (Top 25 go through).
9. Conners has two sisters, Nicole and Sarah, with Nicole being his twin sister.
10. The Canadian's break out season came in 2019 where he won the Texas Open. In the process, Conners became the first Monday qualifier to win a PGA Tour event since 2010 and also nabbed the last available spot at the Masters.
11. During the 2019 season, Conners led the PGA Tour in 'Greens in Regulation' with 73.06%, he also finished 26th in the FedEx Cup standings.
12. Conners is married to his wife Malory, who is famed for her reactions during her husband's triumph at the Texas Open.
13. The Canadian is sponsored by Ping, FTI Consulting, RBC Heritage and Levelwear. Conners uses a full set of Ping golf clubs.
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Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.
Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°
Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°
Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°
Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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