Oh what a roll Adam Hadwin was on.
In January he became the eighth player in history to break 60 on the PGA Tour when he shot 59 in the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge, then finished runner-up the next day for his largest paycheck and highest finish of his career on the best circuit in the world.
Seven weeks later the man from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in Canada, went one better in each category, winning his first Tour title at the Valspar Championship, accepting a $1.134 million check and receiving invitations to the Masters in April and the Tournament of Champions next year.
Two weeks later he married Jessica Dawn, whom he met while playing the Web.com Tour. Two days after the ceremony the bride and groom closed on their first home in Arizona.
Hadwin’s roll, however, has slowed. Heading into Thursday’s start of one of the tournaments he circles on his calendar every year — the RBC Canadian Open — Hadwin, 29, has no idea where his game will take him.
Since winning Valspar and finishing sixth the following week in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Hadwin’s best finish in 10 starts is a tie for 22nd in the RBC Heritage. He’s missed three of his last five cuts, including his past two in the Quicken Loans Invitational and last week’s British Open.
Ranked No. 55 in the world, Hadwin, once on solid ground to make the Presidents Cup team for the Internationals, is 11th in the standings, one spot out of the top 10 that automatically qualify for the event.
“I have to hit the reset button,” Hadwin said after he shot 82 in horrid conditions at Royal Birkdale in the second round to miss the weekend of the British Open. “I wish I was going back home with some fonder memories of Britain. But I’m looking forward to playing in front of hometown fans on a course…