Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont., will remain an amateur, but the finalist at the recent U.S. Amateur has joined International Sports Management.
“The way ISM have nurtured the careers of young golfers and moulded them into winners is very impressive,” said Conners, who helped Team Canada to a second-place finish at the just-concluded World Amateur Team Championship in Japan.
Conners already has an exemption into next year’s U.S. Open courtesy of his performance at the U.S. Amateur and could also receive an invitation to the Masters.
“Corey’s amateur career has been very impressive so far and he has all the attributes required to be a top professional in the future,” said ISM chief executive officer Andrew “Chubby” Chandler, whose stable from overseas have included Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell over the years.
“We are making great strides in North America and the arrival of Corey is further evidence of that,” added Chandler.
The Kent State graduate, 22, is the first Canadian signed by ISM and is expected to turn professional next year.