First PGA title for Canadian Adam Hadwin

First PGA title for Canadian Adam Hadwin

Canadian Adam Hadwin won the Valspar Championship in Florida Sunday afternoon, his first career title on the PGA circuit.

He gets a direct pass to participate in the Masters Tournament and becomes only the third Canadian to do the same after his compatriots Mike Weir and Mackenzie Hughes.

 

Hadwin completed the 72 holes with a cumulative score of 270, one shot ahead of American Patrick Cantlay. He handed a 71 card in the final round.

The 29-year-old golfer from Moose Jaw, Sask., Brought home a final score of 71.

Author of a round of 68 Sunday, Cantlay however committed a boguey at the 18th hole after a exit from a sand pit that left him about fifteen feet from the goal.

His rolled for normal passed to the right of the cut and stopped about three feet from the target.

Just before, Hadwin had left his ball within two feet of the hole, thanks to a delicate approach shot made with the help of a check marker while his ball was resting on the frieze.

The final roll was only a formality.

Hadwin’s victory, the second by a Canadian since the start of the season, allows him to climb to fourth place in the FedEx Cup standings, a 11-point jump.

Earlier this season, Hadwin finished second in the Career Builder Challenge, one behind American Hudson Swafford.

Canadians David Hearn (280), Graham DeLaet (281) and Nick Taylor (289) finished tied for 18th, 22nd and 62nd respectively.

The Masters Tournament will be held from 6 to 9 April.

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