Abbotsford’s Adam Hadwin Set For First TOUR Championship Appearance
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2017-09-20
(Canadian Press/Nathan Denette, File)
In a 2016-17 season that saw five top 10 finishes and his first career PGA TOUR victory, Adam Hadwin is set to make his first TOUR Championship appearance. His five top 10 finishes include Valspar Championship (1), CareerBuilder Challenge (2), WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (T5), Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard (6) and OHL Classic at Mayakoba (T10).
Hadwin entered the 72nd hole at the Valspar Championship tied for the lead with Patrick Cantlay, but two-putted for par for his first career PGA TOUR win. He became the 15th different Canadian to win on the PGA TOUR and only the second player in TOUR history to win on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada, Web.com Tour and PGA TOUR, joining Mackenzie Hughes.
The Abbotsford, B.C., native is ranked No. 21 in the FedExCup rankings, and will need the following scenarios to occur in order to capture the FedEx Cup:
- Win the TOUR Championship
- Jordan Spieth (#1) finishes 13th* or worse
- Justin Thomas (#2) finishes 5th* or worse
- Dustin Johnson (#3) finishes in a 3-way tie for 3rd or worse
- Marc Leishman (#4) finishes 3rd* or worse
- Jon Rahm (#5) finishes in a 3-way tie for 2nd or worse
- Rory McIlroy (#6) finishes T2 or worse
- *Tie for FedExCup
The TOUR Championship is the last of four events of the FedExCup Playoffs and the finale to the PGA TOUR season for the 11th consecutive season since the FedExCup Playoffs were introduced in 2007. The top five in the FedExCup standings entering the TOUR Championship will have the most control and will win the FedExCup with a victory at East Lake GC.
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