Golf: Defending winner Conners flies less than radar at lodge look at-in

LONDON: Corey Conners may possibly be the defending winner at this week’s Valero Texas Open up in San Antonio but that did not make him any much more recognisable when he checked into his resort: even if his graphic was on each and every area critical.

The Canadian, who won the function right after producing the discipline as a Monday qualifier, claimed he even built a comment to the girl who handed over the room vital that showed him holding the trophy from 2019 but she by no means caught on.

“Of study course she had no plan who I was, but I manufactured a humorous remark about it becoming embarrassing for the man who’s obtained to search at himself on the area crucial each and every working day for the complete week,” said Conners.

“I clearly experienced my mask on and a hat and I think a sweatshirt, so she in all probability failed to set two and two collectively. But it truly is quite awesome, a wonderful contact. Happy it truly is me on there and ideally can be on there all over again.”

The acquire by Conners in 2019, which remains his only triumph on the PGA Tour, secured the last invite to that year’s Masters, the place he would go on to end in a share of 46th spot.

Conners currently secured his spot in next week’s Masters by advantage of his top-10 end at Augusta Countrywide final calendar year and will be brimming with self-assurance immediately after current top rated-10s at both of those the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Gamers Championship.

“I feel like I have a excellent plan for the golf program and truly feel like my activity sets up pretty perfectly,” mentioned environment variety 41 Conners. “Work the ball ideal to left off the tee, I imagine a great deal of the holes in good shape my eye with that shot shape.

“Then typically being a strong iron participant, that is the crucial part of good results there. And then placing as well, I became far more snug on the greens.”