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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Adam Hadwin
Len Hochberg ranks the field for the season's first major. Justin Thomas, shooting for his second PGA Championship title, heads the list.
Webb Simpson leads the Tour in one of Len Hochberg's Key Stats at TPC Southwind, and that helps Simpson land a spot among the golfers to target this week on DraftKings.
The reigning champion of this event, Patrick Cantlay, is seemingly a bit of a bargain this week, which helps him land a spot in Len Hochberg's picks to click in contests on DraftKings.
Brooks Koepka returns to action this week, and Len Hochberg believes he will be worth targeting in DFS contests on DraftKings.
Bryson DeChambeau made headlines all weekend in Detroit, but when it was all said and done he was the golfer taking home the trophy.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Hadwin has four seasons on the PGA Tour under his belt and he's batting about .500. He's had two decent seasons and two above-average seasons. His two most recent seasons have been his best and there's reason to think he'll continue to improve. Hadwin picked-up his first and only win on the PGA Tour during the 2016-2017 season and it helped him surpass the $3 million mark. That price tag made him nearly impossible to select in a salary cap format, but with the drop in production last season, he's back in the range where it's feasible to take him. His ceiling has been established around $3 million, but he's only been there once, which makes it a risky play to take him at this price. He'll likely finish somewhere between where he finished last season and the season prior, which if that's the case, he won't be worth the price in salary cap leagues.
Hadwin had a great start to the 2016-2017 season, and although he faded during the second half of the season, his play was strong enough early-on to carry him into the top-30 at seasons end. Hadwin played well during his first two seasons on the PGA Tour, earning his card during each season. This past season really came out of nowhere, however. Hadwin had zero top-3s in his first two seasons on the PGA Tour, but he posted a win and a runner-up last season, which was the main reason for the huge jump in earnings. Hadwin appears to have the skills to maintain or even increase his level of performance, but buying into his salary at this price point is putting a lot of faith in him.
Hadwin's first two seasons on the PGA Tour have been fairly nondescript. He's essentially grinding his way to a card each season and there's nothing wrong with that, but the upside is a bit limited until he can show the ability to finish well. He has five top-10s in two years, and nothing in the top-3, so it's probably wise to hold-off on Hadwin in salary cap formats this season. In draft leagues he'll go very late.
Hadwin has a chance to be an absolute star. He lit it up in the Web.com Tour Finals, going missed cut (MC)-1-T10-T7 over the four events. The win, his second of the year, came at the Chiquita Classic, and aided by his victory earlier in the season Chile Classic and eight other top-10s, Hadwin was able to supplant Ortiz at the Web.com Tour Championship for the leading Web.com Tour Regular Season + Finals Money List earner, which gets him fully exempt, into the 2015 Players, and off of the Reshuffle List. With fellow Canadian and rising PGA Tour star Graham DeLaet as a resource to help ease his entry into the PGA Tour, look for his rookie season to be one that could include a victory, and possibly a fall win at that. With the PGA Tour season starting October 9 at the Frys.com Open, Hadwin could be a player who carries that momentum into an early season run on the biggest stage in golf.
Hadwin has the distinction of making the cut in every PGA Tour event he's played. That's six in all for those of you counting at home. OK, so it's a small sample size, but it's still impressive. Here's the problem, though. He didn't quite make enough to earn his card in the same fashion that Bud Cauley did and his trip to Q-School did not work out so well, so he's stuck without a card entering the 2012 season. He'll get a few exemptions this year, but probably not enough to make him a viable player on your roster this season.
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Top-10 in GIR percentage at CSC
Hadwin carded a two-over 72 on Sunday at the Charles Schwab Challenge to finish four-under and tied for 43rd.
Slowed down after fast start
Hadwin currently sits 38th in the FedExCup standings and has only missed one cut in eight starts this season.
Hadwin carded a bogey-free eight-under 63 on Sunday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to move into a tie for fourth place.
Makes things interesting late
Hadwin fired a five-under 67 in the final round of the Safeway Open, notching a solo second place finish.
Fourth place in Twin Cities
Hadwin closed with a four-under 67 on Sunday at the 3M Open to finish in solo fourth place.