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Corey Connors, the 27-year-old golfer from Ontario, Canada has won the Valero Texas Open. This is Connors’ first win of the year on a PGA Tour Event. He played consistent golf throughout his first two rounds. Finishing with a 66 on Round 3 caused him to rise up the ranks in preparation of today’s (Sunday) battle for the prize. Despite bogeying the last four holes on the front nine, Connors kept his composure and finished with a final score of 20 under (-20). He was able to hold his position against another young golfer, Si Woo Kim who was sitting in first place for a chunk of the weekend. Connors was also able to edge out Tour veterans Ryan Moore who finished three strokes back and Charlie Hoffman who finished two. In addition to the trophy and the boots, Corey earned $1,350,000 and 500 FedEx Cup Points. The victory has also qualified him for a field spot in The Masters which begins next week.

Where My Picks Placed

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In my previous article on the Valero Texas Open, I listed ten golfers who I believed had what it took to win. Here’s how they did:

  1. Jordan Spieth finished T30 at -7
  2. Rickie Fowler finished T17 at -10
  3. Matt Kuchar finished T7 at -12
  4. Tony Finau finished T61 at -2
  5. Martin Kaymer finished T42 at -5
  6. Luke List missed the cut at +7
  7. Brian Harmon missed the cut at E
  8. Jim Furyk finished T23 at -8
  9. Charlie Hoffman finished 2nd at -18
  10. Jhonattan Vegas finished T30 at -7

Looking Forward:

The next leg of the PGA Tour is The Masters, now only five days away! Look out for coverage on the first Major of the year, which will be posted throughout the week.

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Sources: Dates, standings, and league info taken from pgatour.com

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