July 23 2011
A year ago, the top finish by a Canadian in this tournament came from Adam Hadwin, who tied for 37th. Now he’s trying to do a whole lot better than that.
Hadwin, who along with David Hearn entered the weekend as the low Canadians on the leaderboard, is now in the lead after birdies on three of his first four holes.
The last time a Canadian won this tournament was more than 50 years ago when Pat Fletcher captured the title in 1954.
With the rough down a bit from the first two rounds, Hadwin’s ball-striking has been very good in the early going of the third round. All three of his birdies have come from inside 10 feet and he’s only missed one green so far.
Now we’ll see if Hadwin can hold it together the rest of the round. He’s been very good on the first few holes this week -- he’s played Nos. 1 through 3 in a combined 5 under so far. Click here to follow Hadwin live with Shot Tracker .