Canada’s Adam Hadwin shot a 13-under 59 in the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge

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    LA QUINTA, CALIF. — Canada’s Adam Hadwin shot a 13-under 59 in the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge on Saturday at La Quinta Country Club in La Quinta, Calif. The 59 comes a week after Justin Thomas recorded a 59 in round one of the Sony Open in Hawaii, marking the first time the TOUR has seen a sub-60 score in back-to-back weeks.

    “I think what gives me the most confidence is that I knew exactly what I needed to do and through that whole process, if anything, I was thinking 58,” Hadwin said. “To be able to do it when I needed to, I know I was nervous, my putt barely went in on 17, and I only had six feet. So, I was happy to see the putt drop on 18. Last thing I wanted to do was miss a 3-footer for 59.”

    Hadwin, 29, becomes the eighth player in PGA TOUR history to break 60 on the PGA TOUR, and the second to do so at the CareerBuilder Challenge. David Duval shot a 59 in the final round on the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA WEST to win the 1999 tournament.

    Hadwin’s 59 is the fourth to come on a par-72 course. He also tied the PGA TOUR record for most birdies in a round with 13. Hadwin joins Al Geiberger, Chip Beck, David Duval, Paul Goydos, Stuart Appleby, Jim Furyk and Justin Thomas as players to record a 59 or better on the PGA TOUR.

    A native of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, Hadwin joined the PGA TOUR in 2014-15 after successful careers on the Web.com Tour and Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada. Hadwin remains in search of his first career victory on the PGA TOUR. His previous low round on TOUR was a 63.

    Hadwin will begin the final round of the CareerBuilder Challenge with a one-shot lead.

    Third-Round Leaderboard
    Adam Hadwin                71-69-59—199 (-17) NT-SC-LQ
    Dominic Bozzelli            64-67-69—200 (-16) SC-LQ-NT
    Hudson Swaffor d          65-65-71—201 (-15) LQ-NT-SC
    Brian Harman                67-65-69—201 (-15) NT-SC-LQ
    Bud Cauley                   69-67-65—201 (-15) NT-SC-LQ
    Chad Campbell             66-69-66—201 (-15) NT-SC-LQ
    The cut came at 5-under 211 with 77 players advancing to the final round at PGA WEST Stadium Course.
    Adam Hadwin
    Starting the day T49 and 10 shots back of second-round leader Hudson Swafford, 29-year-old Canadian Adam Hadwin made six consecutive birdies on the front nine and five consecutive birdies on the back nine of La Quinta Country Club en route to a 13-under 59. In doing so, he becomes the eighth player on the PGA TOUR to break 60 and the fourth player to shoot 59 on a par-72 course (Al Geiberger/1977 FedEx St. Jude Classic, Chip Beck/1991 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, David Duval/1999 CareerBuilder Challenge). In addition to his 59 at the 2013 BMW Championship, Jim Furyk also shot 58 at the 2016 Travelers Championship.
    Hadwin’s 59 is the second of the tournament, with David Duval the other player to do so at the 1999 CareerBuilder Challenge at the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA WEST. Duval made a six-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole to win by one stroke over Steve Pate.
    The 59 comes a week after Justin Thomas recorded a 59 in round one of the Sony Open in Hawaii, marking the first time the TOUR has seen a sub-60 score in back-to-back weeks.
    Sub-60 rounds on the PGA TOUR:
    Name
    Event/Round/Score
    Par
    Finish
    Al Geiberger
    1977 FedEx St. Jude Classic/R2/59
    72
    Won
    Chip Beck
    1991 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open/R3/59
    72
    T3
    David Duval
    1999 CareerBuilder Challenge/R4/59
    72
    Won
    Paul Goydos
    2010 John Deere Classic/R1/59
    71
    2
    Stuart Appleby
    2010 Greenbrier Classic/R4/59
    70
    Won
    Jim Furyk
    2013 BMW Championship/R2/59
    71
    3
    Jim Furyk
    2016 Travelers Championship/R4/58
    70
    T5
    Justin Thomas
    2017 Sony Open in Hawaii/R1/59
    70
    Won
    Adam Hadwin
    2017 CareerBuilder Challenge
    72
    TBD
    The University of Louisville alum’s 13 birdies ties the record for most birdies recorded in a PGA TOUR round, held by Chip Beck, who made 13 birdies during the third round of the 1991 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at Sunrise Golf Club, en route to a 59 and a T3 finish.
    Hadwin’s previous low round on TOUR was a 63 in the final round of the 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, where he finished T10.
    Hadwin is in search of his first career PGA TOUR victory in 72 starts. His best finish at any TOUR event is T4 at the 2011 RBC Canadian Open.
    With a win this week, Hadwin would become the eighth player in the 58-year history of the CareerBuilder Challenge to make the tournament their first PGA TOUR victory: Bill Rogers (1978), Craig Stadler (1980), Donnie Hammond (1986), Charley Hoffman (2007), Pat Perez (2009), Bill Haas (2010) and Jhonattan Vegas (2011).
    Hadwin earned his first professional victory at the 2010 Desert Dunes Classic—a PGA TOUR Canada event—at Desert Dunes Golf Club in nearby Desert Hot Springs.
    Hadwin is making his sixth start of the 2016-17 PGA TOUR Season this week. He is coming off a T10 finish at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba and a T11 finish at the ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf with Team Canada teammate David Hearn.
    Hadwin is T4 in scrambling this week, having converted 13 of 15 up-and-downs. His 21 putts today breaks his previous record of 23 from the final round of the 2016 John Deere Classic.
    Third-Round Leader Notes
    Through nine events in the 2016-17 PGA TOUR Season, four players have converted a 54-hole lead/co-lead into victory, most recently being Justin Thomas at last week’s Sony Open in Hawaii.
    Since the event went to 72 holes in 2012, four of the five winners held the lead/co-lead after 54 holes: Mark Wilson (2012), Patrick Reed (2014), Bill Haas (2015) and Jason Dufner (2016).
    Dominic Bozzelli
    Dominic Bozzelli followed opening rounds of 64 (SC) and 67 (LQ) with a 3-under 69 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course. His lone bogey came at his ninth hole of the day, the par-4 18th, ending a streak of 53 holes without a bogey.
    The New York native and runner-up in the individual portion of the 2013 NCAA Championship while at Auburn University made his way to the PGA TOUR this season by virtue of his 24th-place finish on the 2016 Web.com Tour priority list. On that Tour last season, he fired a 9-under 63 in round two of the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship in the Dominican Republic to claim a four-stroke victory, his only Web.com Tour win.
    Bozzelli is making his sixth start of the 2016-17 PGA TOUR Season, with a T35 at the Safeway Open his best showing. He comes into this week on the heels of three straight missed cuts.
    Hudson Swafford
    After starting the day with a one-shot lead over Dominic Bozzelli and Danny Lee, Hudson Swafford stumbled on the back nine of the Stadium Course Saturday, carding a double-bogey on the par-5 16th and a bogey on the par-3 17th en route to a 1-under 71.
    In his first two rounds, Swafford missed five fairways. In Saturday’s third round alone, he hit only five of 14 fairways.
    In his three previous starts at the CareerBuilder Challenge, the T25 in his first year of 2014 marks Swafford’s best showing.
    Swafford is making his sixth start of the season this week, with a T13 at last week’s Sony Open in Hawaii his strongest performance.
    Brian Harman
    After a second-round 65 at the Stadium Course Friday, Brian Harman shot a 3-under 69 at La Quinta Country Club and sits two shots back of leader Adam Hadwin heading into Sunday’s final round.
    The 2014 John Deere Classic winner ranks first in Strokes Gained: Putting this week (5.105) and second in Strokes Gained: Total (6.173).
    In four previous starts at the CareerBuilder Challenge, Harman’s best finish is a T11 in 2016.
    Harman is making his seventh start of the 2016-17 PGA TOUR season and is coming off a T20 at last week’s Sony Open in Hawaii.
    Bud Cauley
    On the heels of four straight missed cuts, Bud Cauley shot a 7-under 65 at La Quinta Country Club, two shots back of Hadwin.
    Cauley ranks first this week in Strokes Gained: Approach The Green (4.199). He has hit 31 of 36 greens in his last two rounds.
    In 99 starts on the PGA TOUR, Cauley has yet to win. In four previous starts at the CareerBuilder Challenge, his best finish was T14 in 2016.
    Chad Campbell
    2006 CareerBuilder Challenge winner Chad Campbell matched his first-round 6-under 66 at the Nicklaus Tournament Course with another 6-under 66 at La Quinta Country Club on Saturday, with his lone bogey coming at the par-3 12th.
    This is Campbell’s 15th appearance at the CareerBuilder Challenge. Since his win in 2006, he has missed the cut six of 10 times.
    The University of Nevada-Las Vegas alum is in search of his fifth career PGA TOUR victory and first since the 2007 Sanderson Farms Championship.
    Additional player notes
    When Q-School was played at the Stadium Course, Whee Kim tied the course record in 2012 with a 63. Kim shot a 63 at La Quinta Country Club in today’s third round, highlighted by six consecutive birdies (Nos. 11 through 16).
    2014 CareerBuilder Challenge champion Patrick Reed holds the record for most birdies at this event (32). Adam Hadwin has 20, with 13 of those birdies coming in Saturday’s third round.
    CareerBuilder Challenge Ambassador and two-time winner of the event (2000,2004) Phil Mickelson double-bogeyed the 18th hole on the Stadium Course en route to a 1-over-par 73 (T21).
    Miscellaneous Notes
    Eleven past champions of the CareerBuilder Challenge are in the field: Mark Brooks/1996 (MC), Phil Mickelson/ 2002, 2004 (T21), Chad Campbell/2006 (T3), Charley Hoffman/2007 (MC), D.J. Trahan/2008 (MC), Bill Haas/2010, 2015 (T32), Jhonattan Vegas/2011 (T32), Mark Wilson/2012 (MC), Brian Gay/2013 (MC), Patrick Reed/2014 (T53) and Jason Dufner/2016 (T53).
    Scoring Averages                                 R1                    R2                    R3
    Stadium Course                                     71.423              71.173              72.596
    Nicklaus Tournament Course                 70.327              70.365              71.538
    La Quinta Country Club                         70.154              69.731              69.019
    Bogey-free rounds:
    R1 – Zac Blair (67), Steven Bowditch (70), Dominic Bozzelli (64), Keegan Bradley (69), Ryan Brehm (70), Stewart Cink (70), Bryson DeChambeau (70), Brian Gay (70), J.J. Henry (70), Charles Howell III (67), Michael Kim (66), Patton Kizzire (65), Bryce Molder (69), Geoff Ogilvy (67), Greg Owen (67), Scott Stallings (67) and Jhonattan Vegas (65).
    R2 – Dominic Bozzelli (67), Bud Cauley (67), Jason Dufner (66), Kevin Kisner (69), Martin Laird (66), Danny Lee (64), Jon Rahm (66), Brendan Steele (64) and Hudson Swafford (65).
    R3- Roberto Castro (70), Alex Cejka (67), Martin Flores (71), Andres Gonzales (65), Bill Haas (68), Adam Hadwin (59), Whee Kim (63), Anirban Lahiri (64), Francesco Molinari (66), Cameron Percy (68), Chez Reavie (67), Ollie Schniederjans (69) and Vaughn Taylor (67).

     

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