When the final 2011 PGA TOUR non-member money list was finalized, Canada native Adam Hadwin had earned $440,752, less than the $563,729 (No. 150 on 2010 PGA TOUR Money List) needed for Special Temporary Membership, but within the top 150 on the final 2011 PGA TOUR Money List.
After an internal review by the PGA TOUR Competitions Department, it was determined that the spirit of the regulation was to allow non-members earning money equal to or greater than No. 150 on the Money List an exemption into the Final Stage of the Qualifying Tournament, regardless of their status as a Special Temporary Member.
Consequently, Hadwin has been granted an exemption into the final stage of the 2011 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament, which begins Nov. 30 at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.
Hadwin, the former All-American at the University of Louisville, played in five TOUR events in 2011 with two top-10 finishes (T4 at the RBC Canadian Open and T7 at the Frys.com Open).