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VOLUME 7, NUMBER 50                                                         
Monday, March 13, 2017

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It's been a long time coming that I figured that out; that smiling and enjoying life seems to lead to better golf. So it wasn't that long ago that I was breaking clubs and hawking things. Actually, if you guys really want a story, last year, I broke a 7-iron here on the second hole. So I've improved. I tossed it into a tree.”

BRAIN TEASER: How many times has a Canadian won a PGA TOUR event?

SAND BAGGERS BEWARE: A crackdown on “handicap cheats” is under way as two national golfing bodies bid to stop club players manipulating the system in order to win lucrative prizes in amateur events. The campaign to stamp out the problem is being led by the Golfing Union of Ireland and Irish Ladies Golf Union, with England Golf also vowing to get tough. READ MORE>>>

WINNER’S CLUBS: Beginning the final round with a 4-stroke lead, Adam Hadwin entered the 72nd hole tied for the lead but managed to make par as Patrick Cantlay made bogey to secure his first PGA TOUR victory by one shot with rounds of 68-64-67-71—270 (-14). Hadwin bounced back from his first double bogey of the week at the 16th with pars at the last two holes. He earned his first career PGA TOUR victory in his 78th start.

“I'm pretty much speechless at this point. I don't think -- you know, I said when I shot 59, it was probably going to take a few weeks to settle in, and really kind of soak in what I did, and I think the same goes for this. It's just such a whirlwind of emotions. You're on the golf course and you're focusing so hard, the next shot, the next shot, the next shot. And when it's finally over and you're holding the trophy, you're not sure what to think at this point. You are mind is almost going, 'I have to play well tomorrow,' and there is no tomorrow at this point,” said Hadwin. “I think it will truly hit me when I first make that first drive down Magnolia Lane and that that is actually happening.”

Here is what Adam Hadwin had in his bag for his first career PGA TOUR victory at the 2017 Valspar Championship:

Driver: GBB Epic (10.5°)
Fairway Metal: GBB Epic (13.5°)
Hybrids: X Hot Pro (18°)
Irons: Callaway Apex UT (21 degrees), Callaway MB1 (5-PW)
Wedges: Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind (52° | 56° | 60°)
Putter: Odyssey Tank Cruiser V-Line
Golf Ball: Chrome Soft X

Adam Hadwin’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 0
Birdies: 21
Pars: 45
Bogeys: 5
Double Bogeys: 1
Cumulative Score: 270

WEB GEMS:

HORSES FOR COURSES? Ian Poulter has revealed that it is the Bay Hill Country Club course which has stopped many of the world’s top golfers from honouring the late Arnold Palmer at his PGA Tour event. Scheduling has been blamed by those such as Ernie Els, but Poulter believes there is another factor. “It’s going to be a fantastic week,” he told ESPN. “It’s going to be a celebration of Arnie. The field is fine. There are some people who do not like that course and they are absolutely not disrespecting Arnie.” READ MORE>>>

SECOND TIME BETTER THAN THE FIRST! SSP Chawrasia made European Tour history as he blew away the rest of the field to successfully defend his title at the Hero Indian Open. READ MORE>>>

LIFE IS GOOD: Adam Hadwin is skipping his first World Golf Championship and asking for a refund for his honeymoon to Tahiti. He couldn't be happier. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It's been a long time coming that I figured that out; that smiling and enjoying life seems to lead to better golf. So it wasn't that long ago that I was breaking clubs and hawking things. Actually, if you guys really want a story, last year, I broke a 7-iron here on the second hole. So I've improved. I tossed it into a tree.” --Adam Hadwin

With his win, Adam Hadwin became the 14th Canadian to win on the PGA TOUR, joining George Knudson, Mike Weir, Ian Leggatt, Stan Leonard, Richard Zokol, Dan Halldorson, Dave Barr, Al Balding, Jules Huot, Al Johnston, Stephen Ames, Nick Taylor and Mackenzie Hughes. (Ames and Johnston became Canadian citizens prior to winning).

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