There were 144 players in this year’s Valero Texas Open, and 133 of them could have earned a Masters berth with a win. Instead, it was Corey Conners, one of the 11 who had already secured a spot at Augusta National, who came out on top after a steady Sunday performance that saw him overtake Patrick Rodgers early and hold off a charging Sam Stevens late. His 68 gave him a total score of 15 under, good enough for a one-shot victory a week before the year’s first major. This was Conners’ second PGA Tour victory, and it came in the same place as the first; four years ago, he grabbed his maiden win at this same tournament.
Source: Golf Digest