Adam Hadwin's potential ace gets rejected by flagstick

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Adam Hadwin's tee shot at Bay Hill's par-3 17th made a beeline for the hole on Sunday. The flagstick, however, prevented the ball from dropping in the hole for an ace.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, March 19, 2017 | 5:24 p.m.

Canadian Adam Hadwin has been dialed in lately. He won for the first time in his PGA Tour career last weekend in the Valspar Championship and carried the momentum over to Bay Hill this week.

If it's possible to be "unlucky" for not snatching an ace, then Hadwin is now the posterboy.

Check out this tee shot Hadwin hit on the 17th hole at Bay Hill on Sunday in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

It hits the green, tracks for the hole the entire way and then...

Rejection! How does that not go in?!

Hard to feel bad for a guy who has already carded a 59 and won a tournament already this year, but the Golf Gods did him wrong on that shot.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.