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Former University of Louisville golfer Adam Hadwin will make his debut at the Masters on Thursday morning

Former University of Louisville golfer Adam Hadwin will make his debut at the Masters on Thursday morning. Hadwin will tee off at 9:06 a.m. on Thursday at Augusta National Golf Club.

Adam Hadwin has no complaints about his year so far.

The former University of Louisville golfer won his first tournament on the PGA Tour - the Valspar Championship last month - has seen his world ranking go from No. 146 to No. 40 and shot a 59 back in January.

Oh, and on March 24 he got married.

Things have been going pretty good. But on Thursday, Hadwin will attain yet another milestone in his life.

Hadwin delayed his honeymoon last week in order to head to Augusta, Ga., to prepare for his first trip to the Masters. Hadwin will tee off at 9:06 a.m. from the first tee on Thursday morning.

"I have no complaints," Hadwin told reporters at Augusta on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old Canadian graduated from U of L in 2009 but didn't make it full time on to the PGA Tour until 2015. He had seven top 25 finishes that year and earned just under $1 million.

Hadwin eclipsed $1 million last year with a pair of top 10s and six top 25. He had a win and a runner-up finish already this season and shot 59 at the CareerBuilder Challenge in January.

"Playing in your first Masters is just special," he told the reporters.

Some national media folks like Hadwin's chances.

The Sun newspaper said of Hadwin: "Fuzzy Zoeller is still the only rookie to win since 1935, but someone is going to change that, and Hadwin has all the tools to do well at Augusta."


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