10 Things You Didn't Know About Adam Hadwin

Here are 10 facts on Canadian professional golfer Adam Hadwin.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Adam Hadwin
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10 Things You Didn't Know About Adam Hadwin

A Canadian professional golfer who has been competing on the PGA Tour for a number of years now, Adam Hadwin has achieved some brilliant things in the game of golf. Here are 10 things you may or may not already know about him.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Adam Hadwin

1. Hadwin was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada on the 2nd of November, 1987.

2. His father Gerry is a golf club professional who joined the Canadian PGA in 1979.

3. We believe he grew up playing at Ledgeview Golf Club and one particular clubmate was another top young player, Nick Taylor (opens in new tab), a two-time winner on the PGA Tour.

4. Hadwin went to the University of Louisville and studied Business Administration. He graduated in 2009 and also turned professional in the same year.

5. His favorite college team is the Louisville Cardinals but in terms of professional sports teams he follows the Vancouver Canucks (NHL), Toronto Blue Jays (MLB) and New England Patriots (NFL).

6. His bucket list includes skydiving, bungee jumping and visiting the Great Wall of China

Hadwin winning Valspar Championship


7. Probably his finest career year came in 2017 when he won his sole PGA Tour victory at the Valspar Championship. He won the event by one stroke from Patrick Cantlay (opens in new tab). In 2017 he also shot a 59 (13-under par) during the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge at La Quinta Country Club. He finished as the runner-up.

8. Hadwin has competed in two Presidents Cup. The first came in 2017 at Liberty National in New Jersey, and he then played in 2019 at Royal Melbourne in Australia. In 2017 he played in three matches and won half a point, and in 2019 he also played three matches but contributed 1.5 points.

9. In the past he has said if he wasn't a professional golfer he would be a chef. He said he loves trying new things in the kitchen and creating new things to eat.

10. Hadwin supports the C.H.I.L.D Foundation, supporting Crohn's disease research, an ailment his brother has.

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6