Tag Archives: Adam Hadwin

Dec
5
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Lots of UGA on the leaderboard

The sixth and final round of Q-school is underway at PGA West, where 25 guys (and ties) will earn their PGA Tour cards for 2012 at the completion of play. One thing’s for sure at the moment, former University of Georgia golfers are dominating the leaderboard — Brendon Todd, Brian Harman, Harris English and Kevin Kisner, who are all currently in the top ten.

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Dec
2
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Not the leader (Claxton has eluded pics on internet), but close enough -- Harris English is T2

Will Claxton, who fired 64 to share the first round lead with Daniel Summerhays, rolled in a seven-footer to save par on his final hole on Thursday, the 9th at PGA West’s Stadium course, and to maintain the outright lead at ten-under.

As he was waiting for his turn to putt, his swing coach Scott Hamilton, who has six students at PGA Tour Q-school finals, including Steven Bowditch (T15), Boo Weekley, Reid Edstrom, among others, mentioned Claxton didn’t have even an inkling he was leading through two rounds. Which is understandable considering there aren’t scoreboards on the golf course (there’s just one leaderboard — which is old school, handwritten — near the clubhouse), but Claxton wasn’t checking scores online, either.

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Nov
30
2011

Adam Hadwin, the Great Canadian Hope...(the highest-ranked Canadian since Mike Weir can no longer break 80)

Adam Hadwin estimates he’s played roughly 80 holes in practice rounds since arriving in the desert last Wednesday, a week before the first of six grueling rounds at the final stage of Q-school, to fine tune his preparation for the test that — if he passes — leads to attaining his lifelong dream: a PGA Tour card.

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Oct
14
2011

Canadian upstart Adam Hadwin, aka Vinny Chase, doesn't have an entourage...yet.

On Wednesday evening I chatted with Canadian Tour player Adam Hadwin, who is trying to earn his PGA Tour card and playing in this week’s McGladrey Classic in Sea Island, Georgia.

Just for some background — Hadwin is in a unique position to potentially bypass PGA Tour Q-School (similar to Bud Cauley’s situation, but Hadwin has had fewer starts so he has a little more work cut out for him). The 23-year-old Canadian has made four cuts in four starts on Tour in 2011, including two top 10s — T4 at the RBC Canadian Open and T7 at last week’s Frys.com Open, which gained him a spot in the McGladrey (by finishing in the top ten, a player automatically gets a spot in the next event).

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Oct
10
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Fall Series

Pffftttt...Q-school, what?!?

Although Briny Baird and Bryce Molder battling it out for their first PGA Tour victory in a six-hole playoff was mildly entertaining, I walked away from the Frys.com Open the most impressed with 21-year-old Bud Cauley. Playing on a sponsor exemption this week, Cauley shot four rounds in the 60s to place solo third, his best finish in seven Tour starts.

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Jul
25
2011

Thank you, thank you!

Mike Weir who? Canada might have a new young face of golf in Adam Hadwin, a 23-year-old from Abbotsford, B.C., who tied for fourth at the RBC Canadian Open.

With the support of the crowds at Shaughnessy, Hadwin rallied after posting a discouraging four-over 39 on the front nine. Following a bogey on 11, he rolled in three consecutive birdies to jump back into contention.

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