By Conner Farrell–
The first week in April is a heralded time for golfers and fans across the world as perhaps the most famous tournament of all begins: the Masters.
This year’s tourney has some local flavor to it as Louisville native Justin Thomas and U of L graduate Adam Hadwin are among its participants.
Thomas, a graduate of Louisville’s St. Xavier High School, has been a rising name in the sport since turning pro in 2013. The23-year-oldd, who is appearing in his second tournament at Augusta, is tied for 20th in the event as of April 7, with a score of 73.
Hadwin, who graduated from U of L in 2009, is appearing in his first Masters tourney as a professional. During his time at U of L, Hadwin was honored as an All-American honorable mention for the 2009 season. The Canadian native is tied for 29th as of April 7, with a score of 75.