Adam Hadwin's new approach to golf working ... so far

Adam Hadwin's maturity allowed him to re-focus and make a major change for 2014. (Mike Hensen/QMI...

Adam Hadwin's maturity allowed him to re-focus and make a major change for 2014. (Mike Hensen/QMI Agency/Files)

TIM MCKAY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:36 PM ET

Things have always come easy for Adam Hadwin.

Well, in golf, anyway.

"I've been a good swinger of the club since I was born, basically," he said during a teleconference Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Abbottsford, B.C., native certainly made it look easy when he breezed into the Canadian golf consciousness in 2011, almost unlocking a dream scenario of parlaying some stellar play into a PGA Tour card.

First, he made the cut at the U.S. Open -- a footnote in the coming-out party of another young star in Rory McIlroy. His tie for 39th at a tough Congressional made Canadian golf fans take notice, but not as much as what would come later that summer.

Hadwin sent shockwaves across the country when he threatened to end our decades-long drought at the Canadian Open. While he didn't capture the victory at Shaughnessy, he captured the imagination of golf fans who thought our next star had arrived at a time when not a lot seemed to be happening with our country's men's professional game at the top level.


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