Hadwin grabs four-shot lead at Valspar

Ian Poulter is happy with a second-round 67 at the Valspar Championship which lifted his chances of retaining his PGA Tour card

Cantlay came up short into the bunker, blasted out 15 feet short and missed the par putt.

Hadwin shot an even-par round in the final round to finish the tournament at 14 under. Leading by two on the par-4 16th hole on the Copperhead Course, his drive ended up in the lake and he eventually made double bogey. Valspar was just his second start on that extension (Cantlay tied for 48th at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and received eight FedEx Cup points and $17,897).

What it means: Hadwin started the day with a four-shot lead, and while he and Cantlay separated from the pack the Canadian never appeared to be in danger.

The combatants traded birdies at the long 11th as well as the par-three 13th, where Hadwin holed a monster 53-foot putt for a two before Cantlay followed him in after a pure iron to five feet.


Remember that bad break at the 10th hole we told you about earlier for Adam Hadwin when he hit the flagstick with an approach shot?

With the win, Hadwin not only qualified for this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, he is also in the Masters for the first time.

PGA Tour rookie Dominic Bozzelli earned the biggest cheque of his career as a closing 67 swept him into a share of third on 12 under with first-round leader Jim Herman, who fired a four-birdie 68.

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