Hadwin comes home in 29 to grab Valspar lead


PALM HARBOR, Fla. – Well, one thing is clear about Adam Hadwin: He’s not afraid to go low.

The 29-year-old Canadian, who already has a 59 on the PGA Tour this season, came home in 6-under 29 to take the halfway lead at the Valspar Championship.

“Certainly something you don’t think is going to happen,” he said, “but I hit a lot of good shots today.”

Hadwin’s 10-under 132 total is one shot off the tournament record.

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In January, he shot golf’s magic number during the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge to rocket into the lead. He finished second, a career best.

On Friday, Hadwin followed an opening 68 with a steady 1-under front nine, then poured in six birdies in windy conditions. He needed only 25 putts to take his first 36-hole lead on Tour.