Canadian Corey Conners won the Valero Texas Open for the second time in five years on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title, finishing at a four-under-par 68 for a one-stroke victory over rookie Sam Stevens.

Also the 2019 winner, the Listowel, Ontario native had a 15-under-par 273 total on TPC San Antonio’s Oaks course. The Canadian now heads to the Masters, where he tied for sixth last year for his second straight top-10 finish at Augusta National.

A shot behind Patrick Rodgers in the opening game, Conners had a three-shot lead after birdieing at number 15. Stevens eagled at 17, but missed a 9-foot birdie putt at 18 that would have tied it. Connors finished with a par 3-foot putt on 18.

CLOCK | Conners claims victory by 1 shot at the Texas Open:

Canadian Corey Conners wins the Texas Open for the second time

Corey Conners of Listowel, Ontario defeats American Sam Stevens by one stroke to claim the Valero Texas Open for the second victory of his PGA Tour career. The Canadian also won the same event in 2019.

Stevens shot 66. Sam Ryder (66) and Matt Kuchar (68) followed at 13-under.

Rodgers saw the opportunity for his first tour win and his first Masters place slip away. He shot a 73 to finish fifth at 11-under.

Conner’s best finish since lifting the 2019 Texas Open trophy was a third-place finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational last year.

Conners led after the first round with a 64 as the weather-delayed starting 18 ended on Friday. But his second-round 72 left him three behind Rodgers after 36 holes, which Conners snapped with his third-round 69.

Stevens was third last week at the PGA Tour stop in the Dominican Republic.

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