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Corey Conners Makes Pro Debut at RBC Heritage

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 05:44 Thursday, 16 April 2015 05:41

altHILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — It was a fitting end to the storied amateur career of Corey Conners, as the Listowel, Ont., native took home top amateur honours at the Masters — a tournament he has dreamed to play in ever since first learning to swing a club.

On the heels of his remarkable performance at Augusta, the 23-year-old will debut as a professional this week at the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage by way of sponsor exemption.

Now in his fifth season with Team Canada, the Listowel, Ont., native will remain a member but will transition to the Young Pro Squad, joining Surrey, B.C. native Adam Svensson as new additions mid-way through the season.



Hyundai Tournament of Champions to Return to Sunday Finish in 2016

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 05:10 Thursday, 16 April 2015 05:00

Sang Moon BaeKAPALUA, Maui, Hawaii — Tournament officials have announced that the Hyundai Tournament of Champions will return to a Sunday finish for the first time since 2011 after finishing on Monday for the last four years. This will also shift the first round of the tournament to Thursday, one day earlier than the Friday start utilized over the last four years. The Hyundai Tournament of Champions returns to The Plantation Course at the Kapalua Resort from January 6-10, 2016.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 04:02 Wednesday, 15 April 2015 03:39

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Site: Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Harbour Town Golf Links (7,101 yards, par 71).

Purse: $5.9 million. Winner's share: $1,062,000.



From the Fringe: McIlroy to Take Stage with One Direction

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 April 2015 19:13 Sunday, 12 April 2015 18:58

Rory McIlroy and Niall Horan at the Par-3 Contest at the 2015 MastersAUGUSTA, Georgia (Helen Ross/PGATOUR.COM) — Those screaming teenage girls who will invade Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2015, for a concert by “One Direction” are in for a treat.

Rory McIlroy, the world's No. 1 player, will take to the stage to sing one song with the English-Irish boy band.

Niall Horan, who is one of the band members, is among McIlroy's good friends. In fact, McIlroy asked him to caddie for him in the Par 3 Contest, and Horan has been spectating ever since.



PGA TOUR and SessionM Develop Points Rewards Program for PGA TOUR Fans

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 08:19 Thursday, 09 April 2015 08:17

SessionMPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (PGA TOUR) — PGA TOUR and SessionM, the next generation consumer loyalty and engagement platform, announced an omnichannel initiative to offer the PGA TOUR’s first points rewards program for fans across its desktop, mobile web and app properties.

Using SessionM’s platform, PGA TOUR seeks to increase digital content engagement, improve app retention and amplify social sharing while rewarding its audience and bringing new value to the experience.



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