Adam Hadwin gifted hard hat, vest after Canadian Open tackle
USGA Sends Adam Hadwin a Gag Gift After Security Guard Tackles Him at Canadian Open
Sometimes the bleakest moments bred humor as the USGA sends Canadian golfer, Adam Hadwin, a bright yellow vest and a hard hat to mockingly keep him safe after a security guard tackled him at the Canadian Open. Hadwin was mistaken for a civilian intruder after he ran over to congratulate fellow Canadian Nick Taylor on his win. Making light of the situation, the USGA sent Hadwin the gag gift ahead of the U.S. Open major which is taking place later this week at The Los Angeles Country Club.
What happened at the Canadian Open?
Canadian golfer, Adam Hadwin, was mistaken for a civilian intruder after he ran over to soak his friend Nick Taylor with champagne at the Canadian Open. A security guard tackled Hadwin, mistaking him for an intruder.
What did the USGA send Hadwin?
The USGA sent Hadwin a bright yellow vest and a hard hat to mockingly keep him safe after the security guard tackled him at the Canadian Open.
What did Hadwin tweet about the gift?
Hadwin seemed appreciative of the gift, tweeting, “Ready for a great week @usopengolf. Thanks to the @USGA for keeping me safe!”
What are the chances of Hadwin winning the U.S. Open?
According to the latest U.S. Open odds on FanDuel, Hadwin is a longshot to win at +28000. The favorite is Scottie Scheffler at +700.
Adam Hadwin Receives a Hard Hat and Vest as a Gift After a Tackle at the Canadian Open.
Bright yellow vests and hard hats might not be the most traditional golf apparel, but they’re the perfect gift for Canadian golfer Adam Hadwin after he was tackled by a security guard under the mistaken belief that he was an intruder during Nick Taylor’s playoff win at the Canadian Open on Sunday.
Even the USGA, which runs the U.S. Open major that’s taking place this week, saw the funny side of the incident and sent Hadwin the tongue-in-cheek protective gear along with a note saying, “Glad you’re feeling better and made the trip. We’re here to support you and ensure your well-being.”
Hadwin, who was trying to congratulate Taylor with champagne, tweeted his gratitude, saying, “Ready for a great week @usopengolf. Thanks to the @USGA for keeping me safe!” Even commentator Jim Nantz couldn’t resist some wry humor on the CBS broadcast, saying, “They’re storming the green now. They just tackled Adam Hadwin, by the way, who was trying to approach his friend. Security did. Not knowing that’s exactly who it was.”
Despite the unwanted attention, Hadwin seems to be in good spirits and even apologized to the security guard for the misunderstanding, much to the amusement of his wife, Jessica, who tweeted, “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.”
As for the U.S. Open itself, Hadwin is a long shot to win, with FanDuel giving him odds of +28000. The favorites are Scottie Scheffler at +700, Jon Rahm at +1100, Brooks Koepka at +1200, Rory McIlroy at +1300 and Viktor Hovland and Patrick Cantlay at +1700.