Corey Conners Wins The Valero Texas Open

Corey Conners Wins The Valero Texas Open

PING Player Corey Conners secured his second PGA TOUR title by winning the Valero Texas Open, five years after his first victory at the tournament. Conners shot a final-round 4-under 68 to finish with a 15-under 273 total on TPC San Antonio's Oaks Course, clinching a one-stroke win over rookie Sam Stevens.

This win earns Conners a ticket to the upcoming Masters. Throughout the tournament, Conners played with great skill and determination, particularly in the final stretch, where he birdied the 15th hole to take a three-shot lead. Stevens eagled the 17th but narrowly missed a 9-foot birdie putt on the 18th that would have tied the game. Conners ultimately sealed the victory with a 3-foot par putt on the 18th hole.

Stevens finished with a final-round 66, while Sam Ryder and Matt Kuchar followed at 13 under after shooting rounds of 66 and 68, respectively. Meanwhile, Patrick Rodgers, who had held the lead at the start of play, fell to fifth place with a final-round 73.

Conners' last best finish since winning the Valero Texas Open in 2019 was at the Arnold Palmer Invitational last year, where he placed third. Despite a rocky start in the second round, where he shot a 72, he managed to rally back with a third-round 69 and clinch the victory on Sunday.