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Conners’ remarkable, rewarding year not over yet

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TSN Senior Reporter


A year ago, Corey Conners was teeing it up in the Korn Ferry playoffs, just hoping to earn back a fully exempt spot on the PGA Tour. This year, he’s heading to Atlanta for the Tour Championship, ready to collect a bucketful of big rewards including cash and major exemptions.

“It feels pretty awesome,” said Conners as he sat at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago awaiting his flight to Hartsfield-Jackson. “It was a goal of mine, kind of a long shot goal but I had a great season and if feels amazing to have made it to the Tour Championship. It’s really rewarding for all my hard work.”

Canada’s Corey Conners finished T7th at the BMW Championship to move into 23rd spot in the FedEx Cup rankings, earning him a spot in the season-ending TOUR Championship.

Yes, it’s been a pretty good year for the Listowel, Ont., native, who got through a playoff in a Monday qualifier to earn his first win at........