Hadwin Wins Valspar, Clinches Spot in Masters
Adam Hadwin just became the first man in human history to tell his fiancee he has to delay their honeymoon and not get slapped in the face.
Hadwin won the Valspar Championship on Sunday by a single stroke to win for the first time on the PGA Tour and clinch a spot in next month’s first Major. It coincides with his planned trip to Tahiti with his soon-to-be wife.
The two are getting married the week before, which will cause Hadwin to miss the WCG-Dell in Austin. He wasn’t dumb enough to try and postpone that event.
Up four strokes after 54 holes, Hadwin just about blew the tournament when he double-bogeyed No. 16 to fall into a tie for the lead with American Patrick Cantlay.
You’re never quite sure when you’re going to get the job done,” Hadwin said. ‘I just went there today and stuck to what I do best, just hit some quality golf shots and really made the game super easy outside of hole No. 16. I feel a little fortunate after that hole to be sitting here, but I’ll certainly take it, and I can’t wait for everything that comes with this win.”
Cantlay bogeyed No. 18, missing a 15-foot putt that would have forced a playoff. Cantlay was the No. 1 amateur in the world at one point and was playing for just the second time after missing two years with a back injury.
Cantlay is now fully funded for the rest of the PGA season after earning $680,400 for second place.
“It doesn’t really feel like much consolation at the moment,” Cantlay said about securing his card. “I didn’t finish the deal.”
Jim Herman, who set a course record with a 62 on Thursday, finished tied for third at 12-under.