Canadian shoots 59 on Tour a first!
Adam Hadwin becomes first Canadian to join PGA Tour’s 59 club
JANUARY 21, 2017, 5:42 PM
LA QUINTA, Calif. — The temperature barely climbed into the 60s on a spectacular, clear afternoon in the desert after two rainy days. Adam Hadwin stopped counting at 59 — 13-under 59, that is.
The 29-year-old Canadian shot the ninth sub-60 round in PGA Tour history and the second in 10 days to take the third-round lead Saturday in the CareerBuilder Challenge.
“I think everybody talks about kind of they were in a zone and I think that’s kind of what happened,” Hadwin said. “I was thinking about it. I knew exactly where I was. I knew exactly what I needed to do. It just didn’t seem to matter.”
Hadwin made a 6-foot birdie putt on the par-4 17th and got up-and-down for par — making a 3-footer — from just off the green on the par-4 18th at La Quinta Country Club.
“Last thing I wanted to do was miss a 3-footer for 59,” Hadwin said. “So, I was more relieved than anything walking off that green.”