PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – If the top two names on the Web.com final priority rankings look familiar to you, there’s a good chance you’re a Louisville Cardinals golf fan.
A year apart in school, Adam Hadwin and Derek Fathauer were teammates from 2004 to ’08 at Louisville, a fact they were both more than happy to share immediately after finishing up their rounds.
“Getting to see my fellow Cardinal teammate here, win the (Web.com) Tour Championship this week … what a great day,” said Hadwin. "I’m so happy I can’t put it into words."
Finishing 1-2 on the priority list guarantees fully-exempt status and an exemption into next year’s Players Championship, right back here at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.
“It’s unbelievable and to have Adam Hadwin finish up top two it’s almost a dream come true,” said Fathauer. “We’re both going to the PGA Tour and making our school proud.”
“I think Adam and I playing well really motivates (the current Louisville team) too, because we’ve been so close with the team,” said Fathauer. “Our coach up there at Louisville is unbelievable. He’s tough on us but he’s kind of got us all set up, like set on a path.”
After their finish here, no one could blame them if they continue to follow that path together.