Watch: Adam Hadwin gets tackled by security trying to celebrate Nick Taylor’s win
After Nick Taylor won the RBC Canadian Open by dropping a 72-foot eagle bomb on the fourth playoff hole on Sunday at Oakdale Golf and Country Club, Adam Hadwin did what any friend and fellow countryman would do.
He grabbed a bottle of champagne, shook it up, popped it and went sprinting onto the green.
But as a bubbly-spraying Hadwin approached Taylor, an overzealous security guard – and perhaps former aspiring CFL linebacker – quickly ran interference, executing a textbook tackle of Hadwin. The PGA Tour winner and two-time Presidents Cupper, who also had thrown out the first pitch at a Blue Jays game earlier in the week, didn’t stand a chance as the guard squared him up and took him down with force, sending Hadwin flying backward into the putting surface.
Watch the hit:
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No word yet on if Hadwin was injured, but surely both he and the guard are feeling a little embarassed.
“Corner of my eye I saw he got a nice tackle there,” Taylor said in his winner’s presser. “I hope he’s all right. He was upright when I saw him later. So I hope he doesn’t wake up tomorrow morning with any broken ribs or anything.”
Hadwin’s wife, Jessica, later added on Twitter: “I’m thrilled to report that @ahadwingolf is still among the land of the living and in true Canadian form, apologized to the security guard for being tackled.”