Adam Hadwin picked up his first PGA Tour win last March at the Valspar Championship to qualify for the 2017 Masters at Augusta National and all was well except for one, pesky detail – he had already booked plans for a honeymoon in the French Polynesia.
Hadwin and wife Jessica got married March 24 and planning started long before Hadwin knew he’d be playing in the first major of the year.
“I’m just hoping I get my deposit back,” Hadwin joked at his victory press conference in Palm Harbor, Fla.
It was perhaps the first time in the history someone willingly chose to visit Georgia rather than Bora Bora, but Hadwin and Jessica finally followed through on their original plans more than eight months after the fact.
The semi-newlyweds have been posting photos on Twitter and Instagram to chronicle the occasion.
Hadwin ultimately finished T-36 at the Masters and fulfilled a lifelong dream during his first trip to Augusta.
“We’ve seen this golf course so much on TV, seen so many different shots,” Hadwin said on Tuesday of Masters week. “When we were back on the 13th tee, I almost had one of those moments. Just, ‘Holy … we are actually here.’ I played on Sunday, but there was no gallery on Sunday. You didn’t hear any roars or anything like that. Going back into that corner (Tuesday), you’ve got everybody perched there behind 12 and it’s pretty special.”