Adam Hadwin starts to cash in on his successful campaign of a year ago when he tees it up in this week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions. The kick-off to the 2018 portion of the PGA Tour schedule is a no-cut, $6.3 million (U.S.) purse event for tournament winners from 2017.

Add in the fact that it’s being played in Hawaii and it’s not a bad way to start the new year.

There are just 34 golfers in the field and Hadwin, who won the Valspar Championship, is one of 14 first-timers to the event. He tees of Thursday at 11:30 local time alongside Kevin Chappell.

In addition to this tournament, the Abbotsford, B.C., product has also booked spots in the year’s first three majors, two of the first three World Golf Championship events and invitationals such as Bay Hill, Colonial and Memorial.

SOURCE: https://www.tsn.ca/golf-notebook-hadwin-starts-2018-schedule-in-hawaii-1.958089