Bring on the breeze.
Adam Svensson doesn’t mind if it’s windy. In fact, he thinks he’s at an advantage when the gusts are going.
He played well at one of the windiest venues on the PGA Tour last year, taking T-9th at the Honda Classic.
"“I just feel like I play good in the wind for some reason,” Svensson was transcribed by ASAP Sports in 2022. “I’m able to control the golf ball, I like to hit it against the wind, hit it low and kind of create shots where, if there’s no wind, it’s more of just hitting the shot. So, yeah, just love playing in the wind.”"
The Canadian fired 69-65-71-73 last year at PGA National and was in contention through 36 holes. That was his second tournament start, joining a T-59th in 2019.
Svensson hit all 18 greens in regulation in round two last year, becoming just the second player since 2007 to do so and first since Cody Gribble in 2017. Not to mention, Svensson played the Bear Trap of holes 15-17 in 1-under.
Svensson had three top-10s and eight top-25s last season to comfortably keep his card. That card is now locked up for a couple more seasons after he won his first PGA Tour event last fall at the RSM Classic.
His results have been a little shaky since, but Svensson got it going again last week with a T-9th at a designated event, the Genesis Invitational.
The pride of Barry University has been fairly solid in all facets this season on the PGA Tour, ranking 85th or higher and gaining strokes in every category.
He’s also 23rd in par-3 scoring average (2.97).