PALM HARBOR, Fla. – Well, one thing is clear about Adam Hadwin: He’s not afraid to go low.
The 29-year-old Canadian, who already has a 59 on the PGA Tour this season, came home in 6-under 29 to take the halfway lead at the Valspar Championship.
“Certainly something you don’t think is going to happen,” he said, “but I hit a lot of good shots today.”
Hadwin’s 10-under 132 total is one shot off the tournament record.
In January, he shot golf’s magic number during the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge to rocket into the lead. He finished second, a career best.
On Friday, Hadwin followed an opening 68 with a steady 1-under front nine, then poured in six birdies in windy conditions. He needed only 25 putts to take his first 36-hole lead on Tour.