Corey Conners is the epitome of an underdog.
The pro golfer had never won a PGA Tour or affiliated tournament. Ever.
He hadn’t even made the cut in five of his last six events.
And, as of a week ago, he wasn’t even in the Valero Texas Open. He had to grind his way through a six-man playoff in a qualifier just to squeak into the competition’s field.
But by late Sunday, the 27-year-old Canadian was celebrating a sweet, two-stroke victory with his wife, Malory, who earlier could be seen drinking white wine in the gallery as the anticipation grew, For the Win reported.
Conners earned $1.35 million ― and the last spot in this week’s Masters Tournament. That should take the edge off, too.
He became the first Monday qualifier to win a PGA Tour tournament in nine years.
“It’s a dream come true,” Conners told The Associated Press. “I won’t be as stressful on Mondays.”