Adam Hadwin is now 63rd in world golf rankings and Nick Taylor, after his T10 finish at the Valspar Championship, is 67th. Both will be looking to get into the top 50 for the week prior to the upcoming Masters to qualify. Corey Conners, currently 41st in the world rankings, has already qualified on four counts. Mackenzie Hughes is already in for finishing in the top 50 (46th) in last year’s world rankings, while Mike Weir is in as a past champion as he celebrates his 20th anniversary of winning the green jacket in 2003. Adam Svensson, currently 54th in the world rankings, has also punched his ticket to Augusta after his first PGA Tour win at last fall’s RSM Classic … At this year’s WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Taylor is in a group that includes Patrick Cantlay, Brian Harman and K.H. Lee. Svensson is grouped with Collin Morikawa, Jason Day and Victor Perez. Hughes is with Jordan Spieth, Shane Lowry and Taylor Montgomery, while Hadwin is grouped with Sam Burns, Seamus Power and Adam Scott. Conners’ group also includes Cameron Young, Sepp Straka and Davis Thompson … Conners begins the competition on Wednesday with a match against Straka, Hughes will play Spieth, Hadwin goes against Burns, Taylor plays Cantlay and Svensson is against Day. Times are here … Executive director Brian Lee celebrated his 20th anniversary with Golf Saskatchewan on St. Patrick’s Day … Raphael Root has joined Golf Ontario as its manager of fund development. He comes from the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and also worked for Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment … This week’s GNN Poll asks readers if they think the latest proposal by the R&A/USGA to roll back the golf ball will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2026, as scheduled, or be delayed past that date. As of this writing, 63 per cent of respondents said no, with 37 per cent saying yes. If you haven’t already, you can cast your vote on the GNN home page.