After a slow start to the weekend, Adam Hadwin finished the Genesis Open in fine form tied for sixth place alongside of Phil Mickelson and Cameron Smith.
Hadwin shot an opening round 70 and followed that up with a 74 in round two which barely made the cut on Friday at Riviera. Heading into the weekend, Hadwin was on fire while shooting back-to-back rounds of 66 which left him just four shots back of the eventual winner Bubba Watson.
That feeling when you packed for a missed cut and get to unpack and play golf this weekend pic.twitter.com/6dItrEEZPy
— adam hadwin (@ahadwingolf) February 17, 2018
Hadwin started off Sunday with three consecutive birdies and followed that up with four consecutive pars to finish the opening nine holes with a blazing 31.
3 straight birdies for Adam Hadwin to open his final round. He's just 4 shots off the lead now at the Genesis Open.
— Adam Scully (@adam_scully) February 18, 2018
He finished Sunday with six birdies, one bogey and 11 pars for a final round of 66.
One of the issues facing non-American players is the lack of TV coverage throughout the weekend regardless of how well they are playing. Hadwin was a barely a blip on the radar for on-air coverage all weekend until he drained his final putt on 18 to finish inside the top 10.
Bubba Watson was the winner of the Genesis Open finishing at 12-under par and picking up his first title in two years on the PGA Tour.
After an impressive 2017 campaign, Hadwin is off to a great start in 2018 as he looks to elevate himself into the upper echelon of golf’s elite and be mentioned alongside of the biggest names in the game.