The hits keep coming for golfer Adam Hadwin, both literally and figuratively. The PGA Tour player hasn’t been able to live down his being tackled by security at the RBC Canadian Open.
Hadwin didn’t win his most recent tournament, but he celebrated as if he did. That excitement came from the fact that friend and fellow Canadian Nick Taylor won in a playoff, becoming the first player from the country to win the event in 69 years.
More impressively, Taylor sank a ridiculous 72-foot eagle to record the victory, the longest putt in his PGA career. After that shot went down, Hadwin rushed onto the green with a bottle of champagne in hand.
There was one problem. Security didn’t recognize him.
Just as Hadwin popped the bubbly, a staff member leveled him leaving both soaked in a champagne shower. The vicious hit instantly went viral.
What happens when you chirp @jessicahadwin on Twitter…
— RBC Canadian Open (@RBCCanadianOpen) June 12, 2023
Fans, media, and even family members immediately took the moment to troll. Most notably, his wife, Jessica.
Now, the USGA is getting in on the fun. The association sent Adam Hadwin a letter, along with some protective gear for his upcoming appearance at the US Open.
— adam hadwin (@ahadwingolf) June 12, 2023
Included in that gear was a hard hat and neon vest. The letter inside his locker read, “Glad you’re feeling better and made the trip. Your safety and security are our utmost priority. We’re here to support you and ensure your well-being.”
Fans were quick to respond, with one person saying, “Well played, USGA.”
Someone else wrote, “Safety first!!”
Adam Hadwin will take to the course this week in Los Angeles. Hopefully, he makes headlines for his play rather than another off-field moment.