Two different Canadian winners on the PGA Tour and it’s not even spring yet! Adam Hadwin joined MacKenzie Hughes as a tour champion by winning the Valspar Championships at Innisbrook Resort this past weekend. Adam dominated the rest of the field for most of the weekend playing near flawless golf until one bad swing almost derailed his efforts. Making double bogey on the 16th hole on Sunday erased his 2 shot lead and I think we all had visions of another blown opportunity but no, he composed himself beautifully and it was his playing competitor Patrick Cantlay who felt the pressure and hit 2 bad shots on 18 opening the door for Hadwin.
I talked in a previous post about how great it was going to be to have 2 Canadians to watch at Augusta, make that 3! It’s really impressive to watch these young players develop and we have to give credit to the RCGA long term development program initiated in the early 2000’s that now has young men and women playing and excelling on development tours and the big tours too!