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Watch: Adam Hadwin gets tragically robbed of hole-in-one at Arnold Palmer Invitational

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29-year-old Canadian Adam Hadwin has enjoyed a couple of amazing weeks of golf.

Last weekend, he won for the first time in his PGA Tour career at the Valspar Championship. 

He then carried over the momentum to Bay Hill this weekend in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, where he finished in sixth place at 8-under par.

However, one shot in particular will make him wonder what could have been. 

On the famous par-3 17th hole, Hadwin hit a literally perfect shot that should have put him within one stroke of the lead, but then the unthinkable happened.

Check out the incredible misfortune below.

It was the perfect loft, perfect bounce, perfect speed and perfect path to the hole, but the pin denied him of the ace. The Golf Gods simply denied him. He could not have hit a better or more perfect shot. That’s a fact.

“From my angle, it had pretty good line,” he said, via SportsNet Canada. “I checked my phone (after) and, I had somebody text me, ‘Wait till you see the replay. You won't believe it didn't go in.'"

Earlier in the round, he showed off his sand skills with the following beauty on the par-5 sixth hole.

In a tournament that featured two hilarious run-ins with alligators (first with Cody Gribble slapping one back into the water and the second with Smylie Kaufman running away from one), Hadwin flew under the radar with his stellar play.

After the final round at Bay Hill, the Canadian showed off his sense of humor, noting two things that he learned on Sunday.

Having his caddy tend the flag from 215 yards away from now on is a great idea.

Life is going to get even more exciting this week when Hadwin ties the knot with his fiancé. Check out the hilarious picture that she shared on Instagram of the two after the final round heading into their wedding week.

He may not have been spooked by an alligator during the tournament, but it seems as though he is completely overwhelmed regardless at the present moment!

However, judging by his recent success, it’s safe to assume that his wedding will be first-class. He's ready for a break from golf after what has been a physically and mentally draining two weeks for him. 

“I’m ready for a break. I’m ready for a rest. It’s been two busy weeks. It’s been a lot of fun, though,” he told Arash Madani of SportsNet Canada. “I think next week will be the best week of the year, and then a couple weeks after that, hopefully it’s just as good of a week. Lots of good things happening so far in 2017, and just really looking forward to what the rest of the year holds.”

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