Adam Hadwin was one of the best players left out of the field at last week’s Open Championship.
While the Canadian would have loved to see how he could have done at Royal Liverpool, he at least got to rest up for the closing stretch of the 2022-23 PGA Tour season.
Hadwin nearly won for the second time in his career when he got into a three-man playoff at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. He settled for T-2nd as Rickie Fowler sealed the deal with a birdie on the 18th hole at Detroit Golf Club.
Nonetheless, it was Hadwin’s fourth top-10 of the season and sixth top-20. He also took T-12th a few starts ago at the RBC Canadian Open and made the cut at the U.S. Open.
Hadwin has played well at one of Canada’s border states. He’s made the cut in all three appearances at the 3M Open.
His debut in 2019 was the high water mark. The University of Louisville alum co-led after round one with a 64. Hadwin followed with 66-69-67 to finish T-4th.
After skipping in 2020, Hadwin co-led after 36 holes in 2021. He settled for T-6th (67-65-73-68).
Hadwin had an uncharacteristic 75 in round two last year at TPC Twin Cities, but three other rounds of par or better salvaged T-38th for the week.
The 35-year-old ranks 29th on the PGA Tour in total strokes gained per round (.821). He’s not a bomber, but can just steadily attack a course with his all-around game.
Hadwin ranks 31st in scrambling (63.32%) and is 13th in bogey avoidance (13.5%).