Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin wins first PGA Tour championship

Trevor Jackson
March 13, 2017

Round of the day: Finau started the day 10 shots off the lead, but he made the day's biggest charge up the standings with a flawless 7-under 64.

What it means: Hadwin started the day with a four-shot lead, and while he and Cantlay separated from the pack the Canadian never appeared to be in danger.

But that was wiped out on the first hole of the fearsome Snake Pit, where Hadwin's visit to the water and Cantlay's cast-iron par left them tied for the lead with two holes remaining.

With the win, Hadwin not only qualified for this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, he is also in the Masters for the first time.

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Both made solid threes at the tricky 17th, but Cantlay's routine approach to the 72nd green from the fairway came up short and right, although his runner-up finish secured him his PGA Tour card for the remainder of the season. When Cantlay missed his par putt, Hadwin tapped in for the win.

Speaking with Global News, Hadwin credited his fiancé with helping him focus on the course and deal with the inevitable frustration that comes with playing on the PGA Tour.

American Patrick Cantlay is Hadwin's nearest challenger on ten-under, as he recorded his second successive round of 66 in Florida, while compatriot Jim Herman is a further shot off the pace.

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