Hadwin into the Masters with Valspar Championship win

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So, how’s your 2017 going so far? Odds are pretty good that PGA Tour player Adam Hadwin has you beat on several fronts and it is culminating with him earning an invitation to this year’s Masters.

The Saskatchewan native catapulted himself from relative unknown to instant notoriety when he joined the ultra-exclusive 59 club in the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge. Seven other golfers (most recently Justin Thomas the week prior at the Sony Open in Hawaii) have shot 59 on the PGA Tour, with Jim Furyk’s 58 at the 2016 Travelers Championship as the all-time scoring record.

While Hadwin would not hold on to win the CareerBuilder Challenge, that week turned out to be a primer for things to come as he captured his first PGA Tour victory at the Valspar Championship at the Innisbrook Resort. His win at the home of the Snake Pit gives him a chance to play Amen Corner.

The win at Valspar also puts him into the field at the Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, except that he has a prior engagement that weekend. Literally. He is getting married that weekend.

While the wedding is set, Hadwin is tinkering with his honeymoon schedule to accommodate his newly scheduled trip to Augusta National.

He had made his airline tickets to the French Polynesia refundable, according to masters.com.

“In case I made it to the Masters,” Hadwin said. “There’s always a chance, right?”

Two life-altering events in a matter of two weeks in what has already been a life-altering year for the Canadian and it’s only mid-March!

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