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PING signs Corey Conners

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PHOENIX – Just a few days after turning professional, Corey Conners capped a memorable week at the Masters by signing an agreement to play PING equipment, PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim announced. He’s making his professional debut at the RBC Heritage, playing on a sponsor’s exemption from RBC.

Conners is a 2014 graduate of Kent State University, where he won three times as a senior. He was recently #1 in the Golfweek World Amateur Rankings, and last year was runner-up in the U.S. Amateur, which earned him an invitation to this year’s Masters.

The 23-year-old Canadian from Listowel, Ont., was a four-year member of the Golf Canada National Amateur Team and champion of the 2014 Jones Cup. He now transitions from the amateur team to Golf Canada’s Young Pro Squad.

“Corey’s recent performances have received attention, but in fact he captured our interest years ago and it has been fun to watch his steady climb in an amateur career built on consistency, which will serve him well,” Solheim said. “He is an accomplished player with a number of prestigious titles. We’re delighted to have Corey as part of our team and we’ll be watching the RBC Heritage with extra interest as he begins his pro career playing alongside the game’s best.”

As part of the multi-year agreement, Conners will wear a PING hat, carry a PING staff bag and play a minimum of 11 PING clubs. Financial terms and the length of the agreement were not disclosed.