‘Building a Plan’ – Corey Conners Reflects on Quick Turnaround From Masters to RBC Heritage

Published 04/14/2021, 6:30 PM EDT
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 8, 2021 Canada’s Corey Conners after holing his birdie putt on the 3rd green during the first round REUTERS/Brian Snyder


Canadian golfer Corey Conners is on a good run of form at the moment. He’s vaulted into the 42nd spot on the official golf rankings, which is a good sign indeed. Conners finished tied for eighth place at the 2021 Masters and is ready to grind it out at the RBC Heritage this week. 

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Corey Conners had very little prep time for the 2021 RBC Heritage tournament 

The 2020-21 PGA Tour schedule is jam-packed. Players hardly have time in between tournaments and are sometimes forced to withdraw due to a heavy workload. However, the tour calendar is in its most important phase and Corey Conners is ready to put in the effort. 

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“Yeah, it’s a quick turnaround, like you said. Definitely, a lot to process from the week, but nothing new for us pro golfers. You’ve got to start preparing for the next week as soon as you finish the previous one,” Conners mentioned during a recent media availability. 

“Took yesterday off, just kind of refreshed a little bit here in Hilton Head, and back to work this week and really focused on what’s ahead and focusing on building a plan for this golf course,” Conners added. 

The 29-year-old has played in three consecutive tournaments so far. He finished tied for the 61st spot in the WGC-Dell Match Play, then improved his performance, and tied for 14th place in the subsequent Valero Texas Open. Conners then bettered them all with an eighth-place career-best finish at the Masters. 

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Conners is extremely confident about his game at the moment

Every golfer on the PGA Tour is skilled, but only the mentally tough have the ability to last four rounds and win a tournament. Conners has picked up only one title on the tour so far, but he’s certainly destined for more. 

“I feel like I’ve been fine-tuning all parts of my game, and everything is rounding nicely into shape. I definitely have high expectations teeing it up week in and week out, and the strong results definitely help that,” Conners expressed. 

Apr 1, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Corey Conners watches his tee shot on the 13th hole during the first round of the Valero Texas Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

The results have been pleasing to watch as well, just like Conners mentioned. An ace at the par-3 sixth hole at the Masters was brilliant to watch, and it was a testament to his hard work. 

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Corey Conners also asserted that self-trust plays a vital part in improving his game. While he’s confident about competing frequently, Conners also heads into an event placing plenty of trust in his game right from Round 1. 

Corey Conners currently has 12 Top 10 finishes on the PGA Tour. The astonishing fact is that six of them have come in the 2021 season from 17 events. How far up will the Canadian finish at RBC Heritage this year?

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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