Hadley wins Puerto Rico Open RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Chesson Hadley dreamed about a day like this as a child -- other than the tossing and turning in bed and queasy stomach.
"I was so nervous," Hadley said Sunday after winning the Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com for his first PGA TOUR victory. "I did not eat well last night. I did not eat well this morning."
He held off Danny Lee by two strokes in wind gusting to 25 mph at Trump International.FedExCup movers: WGC-Cadillac; Puerto Rico OpenFor the first time this season, the PGA TOUR was divided between two events, making the opportunities for FedExCup gains all the more plentiful. The 12 players pictured below took full advantage of their chances and put themselves into better position as the race for the FedExCup continues.
Chesson Hadley broke through with his first TOUR triumph Sunday in Puerto Rico.Hadley wins the Web.com Tour ChampionshipPONTE VEDRA BEACH - In the final round of the 2013 Web.com Tour Championship at TPC Sawgrass, Chesson Hadley shoots a final-round 69 to claim his second win on the Web.com Tour and secure his PGA TOUR card for 2013-14.Behind the scenes with Chesson HadleyPrior to the second round of the 2013 Cox Classic Presented by Lexus of Omaha, Chesson Hadley and his wife Amanda talk about the possibility of getting his PGA TOUR card.Raleigh native Hadley wins Rex Hospital OpenRALEIGH — Chesson Hadley called it the perfect finish to a perfect week, and there was no arguing that Sunday. All Hadley did was fire a 7-under-par 64 in the final round of the Rex Hospital Open, with a tap-in birdie at the 18th hole.Sunday Rally Delivers First Web.com Tour Title for Former eGolf Tour Star Chesson HadleyIt took Chesson Hadley of Raleigh, NC 36 events to claim his first eGolf Tour title, winning in runaway fashion at the 2012 River Landing Open. On the Web.com Tour, the former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket required just 13 appearances before hoisting his first piece of crystal, posting rounds of 63-69-69-64—265 (19-under) over the weekend at the Rex Hospital Open to grab win No. 1 in his hometown event, all while locking up his PGA TOUR card for 2014.Web.com Tour Insider: Hadley making the most of his good fortuneTiming, as they say, is everything. And Chesson Hadley couldn’t have had much better timing if he had planned the lead-up to his homecoming event. OK, a victory last week at the Air Capital Classic would have served as a better springboard heading to this week’s Rex Hospital Open, played just down the road from the Raleigh native’s residence. Then again, grabbing your first Web.com Tour win in your hometown has a nice ring, too.Rex Open golfer 'living the dream'Chesson Hadley firmly believes in divine intervention. He also believes in taking advantage of it.Raleigh's Hadley finishes 2nd, vaults up Web.com money listPOTOMAC, MD. — Raleigh native Chesson Hadley fired a 5-under-par this weekend at the Mid-Atlantic Championship in Potomac, Md., placing him second in the field and vaulting him to eighth overall on the Web.com Tour money list.Hadley Continues Torrid Web.com Tour Pace, Moving to No. 8 on the Money List with Runner-Up FinishPotomac, MD – From 2010 through 2012, Chesson Hadley of Raleigh, NC played the eGolf Tour full-time, racking up 17 top-10 finishes, a win at last year’s River Landing Open, and a second-place finish on the 2012 money list. The current Web.com Tour rookie has found his comfort zone on the PGA TOUR’s developmental circuit as well, finishing runner-up in this weekend’s Mid-Atlantic Championship, in turn vaulting up to No. 8 on the tour’s money list – one step closer to golf’s biggest stage.After Record-Tying Start, Hadley Settles for 63It’s not often a player will shoot 63 and wonder what could have been. Such was the case Sunday for Chesson Hadley, however. The former Georgia Tech product equaled a Web.com Tour record by going out in 8-under 27 at the BMW Charity Pro-Am.2012 eGolf Tour Members Morgan Hoffmann and Chesson Hadley Finish T5 and T3, Respectively, in PGA and Web.com Tour EventsOne of Sunday’s best rounds came from 2010-2012 eGolf Tour member Chesson Hadley, who posted a final-round 63 to move up 11 spots on the leaderboard and into a tie for third at 21-under 265. In the final round, the 2012 eGolf Tour winner carded six birdies and an eagle on his outward nine to post a tour-record-tying 8-under 27, jumping into contention at 21-under par for the week.Raleigh's Hadley writes his way up golf's pro ranksGoing into Sunday, the leaderboard at the RBC Heritage was a Triangle-area reunion. Broughton and Wake Forest graduate Webb Simpson, Duke’s Kevin Streelman, NC State’s Tim Clark and Greenville/Charlotte/Wake Forest’s Bill Haas were all among the Top 6 at the PGA event heading to the final round.Ruling Changes Chesson Hadley's Golf FortunesATHENS — Chesson Hadley will tee it up Thursday in the Stadion Classic at UGA, alongside John Daly and a host of golf’s household names, with a chance to win $99,000. At the same time, 80 miles to the east, Blayne Barber will play for relative peanuts in a mini-tour event in McCormick, S.C.Chesson Hadley on Golf Shop RadioFormer Georgia Tech All-American and 2012 Q-School graduate, Chesson Hadley, joins The Golf Shop Radio Show.White, Hadley Advance to Final Stage of PGA Tour Q-SchoolGeorgia Tech golf alumni James White and Chesson Hadley each advanced to the final stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School over the weekend, giving themselves an opportunity to become the 10th and 11th former Yellow Jackets to earn PGA Tour cards for 2013.Alumnus Hadley Receives Exemption into Wyndham ChampionshipChesson Hadley, a three-time golf All-American at Georgia Tech who captured his first professional victory last month on the eGolf Tour, has received a sponsor’s exemption to play in the Wyndham Championship, his first PGA Tour event, this week. Chesson Hadley wins the eGolf tour River Landing OpenHadley, who entered Saturday's final round with a five-shot lead at 16-under par, posted one birdie and one bogey on his opening nine to turn at even-par 36, four shots clear of his nearest competitor.Hadley Finishes Strong to Win eGolf TourneyWallace | The start went worse than planned and there were nervous moments in the middle, but a hot putter and a strong finish Saturday drove Chesson Hadley to his first victory on the eGolf Tour.Chesson Hadley from Raleigh, NC, leads the eGolf Tour Pine Needles Classic Golf in South Carolina, USAChesson Hadley (Raleigh, NC) is the tournament's 36-hole leader following a course-record 66 at Seven Lakes Country Club on Thursday, which moved the former Georgia Tech "All American" to 12-under for the week.