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Adam Hadwin celebrates his tournament victory after making par at the 18th hole while competing in the fourth round of the Valspar Golf Championship at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club???‚??„?s Copperhead Course on Sunday (3/12/17) in Palm Harbor.DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

Adam Hadwin wins PGA's Valspar Championship

PALM HARBOR — Adam Hadwin is getting married next week. There will be no honeymoon, and that's just fine with him and his fiancee, Jessica Kippenberger. Hadwin picked up the first PGA Tour win of his eight-year professional career Sunday, beating Patrick Cantlay by one shot in the final round of the Valspar Champio …

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  1. Marc Leishman wins Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, earns Masters invitation

    Golf

    ORLANDO — Marc Leishman holed a 50-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole to take the lead Sunday, and the Australian stayed there with two tough pars at the end to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational and earn a trip to the Masters.

    Winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational earns Marc Leishman a Masters invitation.
  2. Hoffman sinks putt to share Arnold Palmer Invitational lead

    Golf

    ORLANDO — Charley Hoffman would have been happy to get off the 18th hole at Bay Hill with a par and go into the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational within one shot of the lead. With one big putt, Saturday turned out better than he could have imagined.

  3. Memories of Arnold Palmer warm hearts at Bay Hill

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    ORLANDO — Sam Saunders stepped onto the first tee at Bay Hill and flashed a quick thumbs-up to the crowd, the trademark gesture of his grandfather. For the next four hours, memories of Arnold Palmer were all around him Thursday.

  4. Video: Live coverage of the Arnold Palmer Invitational

    Golf

    See the PGA Tour's biggest stars in exclusive early-round coverage Thursday and Friday. Stay tuned for featured hole coverage from Bay Hill Club and Lodge.

  5. Valspar Championship journal: Runnerup Patrick Cantlay has reason to celebrate

    Golf

    PALM HARBOR — Patrick Cantlay was a little bummed out that he didn't win the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook on Sunday. But he does have reason to celebrate.

    Surrounded by galleries human and alligator, Patrick Cantlay plays a shot in the third fairway at Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course.
  6. Tom Jones' Two Cents: How the Valspar Championship delivered again

    Pga

    Best event

    Pound for pound, the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook is as good of a golf tournament as you're going to find.

    Adam Hadwin holds up the champion's trophy after winning the Valspar Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson) FLMC109
  7. Adam Hadwin wins PGA's Valspar Championship

    Golf

    PALM HARBOR — Adam Hadwin is getting married next week. There will be no honeymoon, and that's just fine with him and his fiancee, Jessica Kippenberger.

    Adam Hadwin celebrates his tournament victory after making par at the 18th hole while competing in the fourth round of the Valspar Golf Championship at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club???‚??„?s Copperhead Course on Sunday (3/12/17) in Palm Harbor.
  8. Canadian Adam Hadwin extends lead at Valspar Championship

    Pga

    PALM HARBOR — The third round-leaderboard at the Valspar Championship was topped by a pair of players hoping for their first PGA Tour win and some wily veterans trying to add to their resumes.

    Adam Hadwin, center, is approached by Jim Herman, left, at the conclusion of their third rounds while competing in the Valspar Golf Championship at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club???‚??„?s Copperhead Course on Saturday (3/11/17) in Palm Harbor.
  9. Valspar Championship: Innisbrook experience finally paying off for J.J. Henry

    Golf

    PALM HARBOR — Before Friday's 4-under 67 at the Valspar Championship, J.J. Henry had played eight rounds dating to 2013 without breaking par on Innisbrook's Copperhead Course.

    PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 11: J.J. Henry plays a shot on the 16th hole during the third round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 11, 2017 in Palm Harbor, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images) 686969425
  10. A memorable week awaits the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando without The King

    Golf

    ORLANDO — A bottle of Musk Monsieur — the cologne that announced Arnold Palmer was near — is still on his desk at Bay Hill.

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