Sunday was a huge day for Canadian golf. Nick Taylor won the RBC Canadian Open with an eagle on the fourth playoff hole. In the process, he became the first Canadian to win his national championship since Pat Fletcher in 1954. Another Canadian, Adam Hadwin tried to celebrate with Taylor. He is now no doubt feeling sore because of it.
Shortly after Taylor made his cross-green eagle putt to secure victory, Hadwin ran onto the green, trying to spray Taylor with champagne. Only, one of the RBC Canadian Open’s security guards either didn’t recognize Hadwin or didn’t care who.
Because as Hadwin began to spray the champagne, he was detained by security. And this wasn’t a matter of a guard going over to stop someone, realizing who he is and then letting him go. Without missing a beat, the guard ran at Hadwin and tackled him onto the ground.
Golf is not a contact sport but we couldn't blame Adam Hadwin for disagreeing.
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) June 12, 2023
Golf is not normally a contact sport. So, fans naturally had a lot to say about a golfer getting tackled to the ground on the green after a tournament.
Tremendous advertisement for the Canadian Football League. https://t.co/gvY1VbslEs
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) June 12, 2023
Picture perfect form tackle. Stayed low, kept the feet moving, kept the head out of the tackle. Nice work. https://t.co/SLm6ViEM4c
— Chris Fore (@chriscfore) June 12, 2023
Bill Belichick seeing that form tackle: pic.twitter.com/quV2HteAEH
— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) June 11, 2023
Adam Hadwin (upper body) out indefinitely. 😂 https://t.co/HqzgZaGODs
— Darren Haynes (@DarrenWHaynes) June 12, 2023
i just cannot stop watching this hit. 5-foot-8, 160-lb Adam Hadwin comes to congratulate his buddy and gets bundled into next week. breathtaking. completely unnecessary. perfect sports moment pic.twitter.com/TOFYUKUjSH
— Dylan Dethier (@dylan_dethier) June 12, 2023
Might need to form a PGA Player Safety Dept
— Daryl Reaugh (@Razor5Hole) June 12, 2023
Jim Nantz: “They just tackled Adam Hadwin, by the way, as he was trying to approach his friend”
The video did NOT disappoint 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/s592mJTnXS
— Amanda Rose (@AmandaGolf59) June 11, 2023
— Paul Haysom (@PaulHaysom) June 11, 2023
Hadwin himself had a decent week at the event, finishing in a tie for 12th at 11-under. Hopefully Hadwin can ice down his wounds in time to be 100% for the U.S. Open in Los Angeles.
[Photo Credit: Kayla Grey]