Hadley back to work after 59, to play PGA Tour event

Brian Hadley shot 59 in the first round of the PGA of Ontario Championship
Brian Hadley shot 59 in the first round of the PGA of Ontario Championship ( Courtesy of Brent Long )

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Two days after shooting 59 in the opening round of the PGA of Ontario Championship at Deer Ridge Golf Cub in Kitchener, Ontario, Brian Hadley was back at work Wednesday morning.

But it wasn't to work on his golf game. No, it was actual work.

On Tuesday, Hadley fired a 3-under 69 to win the PGA of Ontario Championship for the second straight year, becoming the first back-to-back winner since 2005.

"It's a terrific feeling to win this championship two years in a row," Hadley said. "When I woke up this morning, I just knew I didn't want to be the guy who blew an eight-shot lead after shooting a 59."

A day later, the 32-year-old woke up at 4:30 a.m. and was at Thames Valley Golf Club in London, Ontario, to open up the golf shop at 6 a.m. He works at the club as an assistant pro. He'll open up shop every morning through Sunday.

Then he'll get back on the course, only this time it will be on the PGA Tour.

Hadley won the Ontario regional qualifier for a spot in the PGA Tour's RBC Canadian Open, which will be held next week at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario. He expects to have a large gallery of family and friends at the tournament to watch him play, including his wife and son.

"Having my family with me and them watching me play in the Canadian Open is going to be special," Hadley said. "I'm really looking forward to it."

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