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Adam Hadwin wins Valspar Championship

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Canadian Adam Hadwin, best known for his 59 at La Quinta in January, now has a win on Tour after pipping Patrick Cantlay.

The pair came to the 72nd hole all tied but Cantlay pushed his approach and couldn’t get up and down from sand while Hadwin kept his cool with a bellied wedge to two feet from the back of the green.

The highlight of Hadwin’s round was a 60-footer at 13, the low point was when he shoved a tee shot into the water for a double at 16. But he parred the last two for a 71 and a ticket to the Masters which puts his honeymoon on hold.

Cantlay’s round came alive around the turn when he hit a collection of short irons close for five birdies in six holes but bogeys at 15 and 18 eventually cost him.

Cantlay has, to say the least, had three years to very quickly forget but he now has his card back after what was a remarkable week for the former No. 1 amateur.

“I just went out there today and stuck to what I do best, and just hit some quality golf shots, and really made the game super easy outside of hole No. 16,” Hadwin said.

“I feel a little fortunate after that hole to be sitting here with you, but I’ll certainly take it and I can’t wait for everything that comes with this win.”

Hadwin and wife-to-be, Jessica Dawn, are to be married on March 24, with the honeymoon in French Polynesia booked for the same week as The Masters.

“The wedding will happen,” Hadwin added. “But we’ll take a few days to get prepared for the greenest place on earth at Augusta…”

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