October 6, 2014
The Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) has named their 2017 Players of the Year. Among the winners are three Ontario athletes, Judith Kyrinis (Thornhill), Brooke Henderson (Smiths Falls), and Josh Whalen (Napanee).
The lone player from outside of Ontario, Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, British Columbia, earned double honours in the GJAC awards. He was the professional male Canadian Player of the Year, but his season that included a PGA TOUR Victory, shooting 59 at the Career Builder Challenge, and playing on the International Presidents Cup team also earned him the Canadian Golf Story of The Year.
“GJAC is happy to honour these golfers and their accomplishments in 2017,” said Robert Thompson, GJAC president. “The accomplishments of the winners – and each of the nominees – show how strong Canadian golf is right now. GJAC wishes the best of luck to them in the year ahead.”
Hadwin’s first PGA Tour victory came in March after a thrilling Sunday at the Valspar Championship, where he won by one over Patrick Cantlay. In January, Hadwin became the eighth golfer in PGA Tour history to shoot a sub-60 round.
Just weeks after his win, Hadwin got married and closed on his first home to cap…
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