Adam Hadwin hangs on at Innisbrook, earns Masters spot

Adam Hadwin reacts after sinking the final putt to win the Valspar Championship on Sunday at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

PALM HARBOR | Adam Hadwin only wanted a chance to win on the final hole Sunday at the Valspar Championship. He could have done without the self-inflicted drama.


Hadwin lost a two-shot lead with one swing on the 16th hole when his tee shot sailed into the water and led to double bogey. The 29-year-old Canadian kept his wits and closed with two pars, the final one good enough for a one-shot victory over Patrick Cantlay.

The victory sends him to Augusta National for the first time, even if it means altering a honeymoon trip to Tahiti. He is getting married March 24. 

The consolation prize for Cantlay was a runner-up finish that paid $680,400, more than enough for him to secure full status for the rest of the year. The former No. 1 amateur was playing for only the second time since 2014 because of a stress fracture in his back.

Chawrasia defends Indian Open title

NEW DELHI | S.S.P. Chawrasia successfully defended his Indian Open title, finishing with 10-under-par 278 for a comfortable seven-stroke victory.

Chawrasia held a two-shot lead when he completed his weather-delayed third round Sunday morning and continued his fine form before signing off with 71 in the last round.

Gavin Green finished second but never came close to challenging Chawrasia’s dominance, making two birdies and five bogeys for 75. He ended up 3-under, which sealed his first European Tour top-10 finish.

Scott Jamieson shot 72 to finish eight shots behind Chawrasia alongside Matteo Manassero, who carded 73.