Abbotsford’s own Adam Hadwin has earned his first PGA victory, winning the Valspar Championship by a stroke over American Patrick Cantlay.
Hadwin shot an even-par round in the final round to finish the tournament at 14 under.
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.
“She can pick up on little things like that, not being a golfer, and she’s not as focused on the outcomes of the shots, just sort of watching me and watching body language a little bit,” Hadwin said. “And so I can remember last year at this event, kind of talking to her a little bit. I think I missed the cut. But just talking to her about some of the attitude stuff, well, she’s a pretty good calming influence, as well,” he said.
The 29-year-old golfer says it still hasn’t sunk in.
“I kind of looked over and caught my fiancee and gave her a smile. It was at that point that everything started to boil to the top. I think over the next couple hours and couple days it’ll sink in, and everything that comes with it.”
It's a two-shot swing.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 12, 2017
Adam Hadwin and Patrick Cantlay are tied for the lead at (-14) heading to the 17th hole. pic.twitter.com/iAfVdQmRKH