Canadian Open: Adam Hadwin makes light of mistaken tackle by security on social media

Golfer Adam Hadwin took to social media to joke about a mistaken tackle on him by security whilst trying to celebrate Nick Taylor’s historic win at the Canadian Open.

Taylor became the first Canadian since 1954 to win their home Open after beating Tommy Fleetwood in a dramatic play-off.

With both men finishing at 17 under, Fleetwood and Taylor played four further holes, with the home hero emerging victorious. Nick Taylor hit an unbelievable, 72-foot putt to eagle the fourth play-off hole and win the tournament.

In amongst his celebrations, Taylor’s compatriot, Adam Hadwin, ended up in a hilarious spot of bother. As Taylor celebrated sinking the winning shot, Hadwin ran out from the crowd and began to spray Champagne at his fellow Canadian. However, security had other ideas.

A member of the course personnel swiftly came onto the scene to tackle what they thought was an invader. Instead, the security guard had, in fact, performed an inch-perfect rugby tackle on one of the top golfers in the world.

This innocent mistake has gone viral on social media, as much for the perfect form as the laughable context surrounding it. Fortunately, the victim of the tackle – Adam Hadwin – saw the funny side of it all, too.

Adam Hadwin reacts to tackle incident

Hadwin was unafraid to joke about the security guard levelling him on Twitter. He started off by posting a still image of the hit, adding a funny caption, too.

“Put it in the Louvre!” Joked the World No.70 golfer.

Then, in a similarly light-hearted fashion, the Canadian has made the image his profile picture, too.

Meanwhile, Adam Hadwin’s wife Jessica provided an update on how he was feeling after the hit.

“Sorry to leave y’all hanging,” she wrote, via Twitter. “I’m thrilled to report that @ahadwingolf is still among the land of the living. And in true Canadian form, apologised to the security guard for being tackled.”

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Per Golf Channel, there is currently no news on whether Adam Hadwin picked up an injury from the tackle. The US Open tees off this week, though, so hopefully he is fit and ready to go.

Although he may have a few sore ribs after a hit of such impressive technique.

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