The first Arnold Palmer Invitational since the man himself died last year will be a little light on glamor but heavy in youthful talent, which is about the way it is every week. The young talent goes deep on today’s PGA Tour, and when you get down to No. 51 in the World Golf Rankings (for now) you find Adam Hadwin, who at 29 has been around some.
Earlier this year Hadwin wrote down a third-round 59 at the CareerBuilder and finished second; Sunday, he broke through with his first win on the big tour at the Valspar. He hasn’t cracked the top 50, yet, but he climbed all the way to No. 4 in the FedEx Cup standings. There’s a lot of golf to be played yet, including four majors, but shee-it, Hadwin is another player with game who knows how to close … at least at Innisbrook, which is a different animal than, say, Augusta.