The post on Twitter says it all for 26 year-old Chesson Hadley. Hadley needed to finish in seventh place or better on Sunday at The Valero Texas Open to get that invitation from the folks at Augusta. Needing to make the Masters field through a top 50 World Ranking by the end of March, the youngster from Raleigh North Carolina couldn’t close the deal.
Hadley started the final round at TPC San Antonio in 14th place, and shot 80 in the windy conditions on Sunday. He had a chance last week at The Arnold Palmer Invitational, but shot 79 on Sunday. That’s not going to ger er done on the PGA Tour.
— Chesson Hadley (@chadleyprogolf) March 30, 2014
Chesson Hadley bounded onto the scene by winning the Puerto Rico Open during WGC-Cadillac week. Unfortunately, the tournament doesn’t carry an invitation to Augusta for the Masters.
He said the previous day that he was going to, “fire at every flag” in the final round. He made nine bogeys and one birdie Sunday, though.
Hadley has struggled each of the past two Sundays. He started the final round of the previous week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard in fifth place, but shot 79.
Ryan Palmer also had the same chance on Sunday to make the field at Augusta next week, and like Hadley, came up short. He needed a top-three finish, and started the final round in eighth, four shots back of a tie for second. He shot 82.