With his victory at the Valspar Championship, Adam Hadwin moves from 15th to fourth place in FedEx Cup standings and received a two-year PGA Tour exemption.
He also moves from 98th to 51st in the world golf rankings and from 17th to seventh on the PGA Tour money list with $2,271,021.
He did earn a ticket into the WGC Dell Match Play next week in Austin, Tx., but he’s getting married to his fiancee Jessica on the Friday, which led to some banter with his caddie.
“He goes, `Well, it starts on Wednesday, so you can play a couple of matches Wednesday and Thursday, then fly out Thursday night and go to the wedding, but I ran that by Jess and she kind of gave that the nix pretty quickly,” said Hadwin.
He’d better not press it too hard because she’s being pretty understanding about delaying a honeymoon in French Polynesia so Hadwin can be at Augusta next month, where he’ll be looking to play a practice round with Mackenzie Hughes, who won his first tour event in November, and 2003 Masters champ Mike Weir.
“I think that’s probably a nice thing to do, wouldn’t it be? I’m just elated about joining them and giving Mike and Mac some company that week,” said Hadwin.
“We’ll have to figure out the honeymoon plans now. We didn’t discuss backup options,” he added.
“That week, I’ll be at Augusta for sure, but what a treat. This is incredible, to be able to go there and be a part of the Masters. I’m speechless, shaky, nervous, excited,” said Hadwin.
“I can’t wait to get on the grounds. I’ve had friends that have gone and said that it’s absolutely everything that everybody ever talks about. I can’t wait to get there and first set foot on the grounds and walk and play and to soak every bit of it in,” he said.