Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan-born Adam Hadwin outlasted American Patrick Cantlay to win the Valspar Championship on Sunday by a single shot for his first PGA Tour win.
The 29-year old Hadwin from Abbotsford, B.C., will soar up to world rankings.
He was ranked 98th coming into the tournament and moves into 4th on the FedEx Cup standings.
He also punched his ticket for his debut at the Masters next month.
Hadwin, who gets married in less than two weeks to his fiancé Jessica, had planned to be on honeymoon during the Masters, but that’s clearly changed.
Hadwin becomes the second Canadian to win on the PGA Tour this season, following a win by Mackenzie Hughes, from Dundas, Ont., at the RSM Classic last November. Hadwin said the victory demonstrates just how strong Canadian golf is right now.