Presidents Cup rookie Adam Hadwin is the lone Candian representative this year, grabbing the final automatic qualifier spot.
The 29-year-old won this year at the Valspar Championship and had a productive season, reaching the Tour Championship to finish 26th in the FedEx Cup.
Hadwin’s made 18 of 24 cuts, finishing runner-up at the CareerBuilder Challenge where he shot a 59, and picked up two other top-10s.
He’s one of the team’s most valuable assets on the greens. Hadwin finished 18th on Tour in strokes gained putting and can be lights out at times as seen at Innesbrook and PGA West.
Hadwin is not a fiery player but he seems to have the chops to hold up well in a hostile environment. He was up and down from the Web.com Tour to the PGA Tour early in his career, so he knows what real pressure feels like.
“Maybe I will become that player at the Presidents Cup,” Hadwin was quoted by Sports Net, “but if I was to be paired with someone who gets that pumped up, I don’t know if I could match that energy. I’ll have to learn and find out.”
Hadwin is in the positive in four of the five major strokes gained categories, with a -.4 around the greens his lowest mark.