Hadwin in contention at the 2018 Masters Tournament

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Adam Hadwin of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is in contention after the first round of the 2018 Masters. After the first 18 holes in Augusta, Georgia, Hadwin shot three under par and was in a tie for fourth place.

Hadwin birdied the ninth, tenth, 12th, 15th and 16th holes and bogeyed the 14th and 18th. Interestingly he is amongst the last three golfers to tee off in round two on Friday. He is in a pairing with Americans Charley Hoffman and Patrick Reed.

Hadwin was three shots back of three-time major champion Jordan Spieth of the United States. Spieth, who won the Masters and the U.S. Open in 2015 and then won the British Open last year, is at -6.

Tony Finau and Matt Kuchar of the United States were tied for second place at -4. Finau, was playing with an injured ankle he suffered while celebrating a hole-in-one during Wednesday’s par-three contest.

Hadwin meanwhile, was in a seven-way tie for fourth. He was tied with Henrik Stenson of Sweden, Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, Rafa Cabrera Bello of Spain, Haotang Li of China, along with Hoffman and Reed. Of those seven, Stenson and McIlroy have won a major before. Stenson won the 2016 British Open and McIlroy has won every major except for the Masters. He won the 2011 U.S. Open, 2012 and 2014 PGA Championship and 2014 British Open.


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