That is s a dilemma that most of us won’t have to face but last Sunday Canadian Adam Hadwin found himself in that position. He won the Valspar Championship in Florida and so qualified to play in the 2017 US Masters. Wonderful news you might think but he had planned to get married prior to the 2017 US Masters and should be on honeymoon for 10 days in French Polynesia when the tournament gets underway.
His bride-to-be Jessica Kippenberger looked very understanding when she ran onto the 18th green to congratulate him and the fact that he had just won $1.2 million maybe of some consolation. Hadwin must have had some inkling of what might happen as he had booked refundable airline tickets so it may only be the hotel deposit he loses.
We are pretty sure that you cannot get travel insurance that covers you for cancelling a holiday so that you can play in a golf tournament whether it’s the Masters or the Club Championship but it is always advisable to take out holiday insurance as soon as you have booked a holiday so that you can be covered for any unforeseen medical problems that might prevent you from travelling. We get a surprising number of such cancellations due to accidents occurring between booking the holiday and actually travelling and whilst it cannot make up for the disappointment of not getting away it does soften the blow when you can at least claim your money back.
We suspect that most professional golfers would have made the same decision as Hadwin given the opportunity, and it does bode well for the future of the marriage that his bride-to-be accepted the decision with good grace. What a story it would be if he went onto claim the green jacket, and whilst it might be unlikely, stranger things have happened.