Home Golf You could see this safety guard aggressively sort out Adam Hadwin on the 18th inexperienced

You could see this safety guard aggressively sort out Adam Hadwin on the 18th inexperienced

You could see this safety guard aggressively sort out Adam Hadwin on the 18th inexperienced


Adam Hadwin by no means noticed it coming.


Adam Hadwin by no means might have seen it coming.

There was the champagne, for one factor. He’d busted out a bottle of bubbly and was already mid-spray by the point it occurred. It’s robust to see by the flicker.

There was the emotion of the second, too: Hadwin, a proud Canadian, had caught round to root on his good good friend and countryman Nick Taylor. And now Taylor had completed off Tommy Fleetwood on the fourth playoff gap of the RBC Canadian Open.

There was the shock worth of what had simply occurred, too: Taylor had poured in a 72-foot eagle putt to finish a historic drought of Canadian winners with the longest made putt of his PGA Tour profession.

After which there’s Hadwin himself: He’d completed up his aggressive week a pair hours earlier, closing out a final-round four-under 68 with birdies at 17 and 18. Then he’d donned an unassuming inexperienced hoodie to look at the remainder of the proceedings, trying very a lot the everyman as he stood alongside also-hoodied Canadian professionals Corey Conners and Mike Weir. At 5-foot-8 and 165 kilos, Hadwin in avenue garments doesn’t essentially scream “skilled athlete,” in spite of everything.

Regardless of the specifics, the viral second of the event — Taylor’s 72-foot bomb — was shortly supplanted by what occurred subsequent. As Hadwin rushed onto the inexperienced, champagne bottle in hand, an overzealous safety guard made his transfer. Earlier than he knew it Hadwin had been planted on his again, his menace totally neutralized.

Test it out beneath:

A couple of different angles of the second trickled out shortly thereafter; this one confirmed that Hadwin and the safety guard making good after the misunderstanding (and CBS’s Amanda Renner cracking up on the surreal scene, too).

The mix of Taylor’s putt and Hadwin’s sort out have been the right finish to an intense week on Tour.

Taylor’s putt was a reminder of all that’s good and significant about golf and sports activities; the Canadian trustworthy, who actually sang the nationwide anthem each time a Canuck appeared on the 14th tee field, have been rewarded in the end with a countryman victor — and in dramatic style!

And Hadwin’s second was an ideal reminder that in a sport value billions of {dollars}, it’s these ridiculous moments that break by. It’s the spontaneous stuff, the hilarious stuff, the stuff you couldn’t make up that issues.

Oh, yeah — and Adam’s spouse, Jessica, says he’s okay. And that he apologized.

What might be a greater ending to the Canadian Open than that?

Dylan Dethier

Dylan Dethier

Golf.com Editor

Dylan Dethier is a senior author for GOLF Journal/GOLF.com. The Williamstown, Mass. native joined GOLF in 2017 after two years scuffling on the mini-tours. Dethier is a graduate of Williams Faculty, the place he majored in English, and he’s the writer of 18 in America, which particulars the yr he spent as an 18-year-old residing from his automobile and enjoying a spherical of golf in each state.



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