Adam Hadwin tackled by security after Nick Taylor’s Canada Open win
Canadian golfer Adam Hadwin had an unexpected moment during the RBC Canadian Open when he was tackled by security while trying to celebrate with his fellow countryman, Nick Taylor. Taylor had just sunk a 72-foot putt to become the first Canadian to win the tournament in 69 years when Hadwin ran onto the green with a bottle of champagne. The security guard, not knowing who Hadwin was, tackled him to the ground causing an audible groan from the crowd. Taylor’s caddy also broke away from the celebration to intervene. Despite the tackle, the moment added to the excitement of the victory at Oakdale Golf & Country Club in Toronto. Taylor started in 120th place before making an incredible comeback and winning in a playoff against Tommy Fleetwood. The win was significant as it marked the first time since 1954 that a Canadian won the Canadian Open, and even longer since a Canadian-born golfer won the tournament.
1. Who won the RBC Canadian Open?
Nick Taylor, a Canadian golfer, won the RBC Canadian Open.
2. How long had it been since a Canadian won the tournament?
It had been 69 years since a Canadian won the tournament.
3. How did Adam Hadwin get tackled during the celebration?
He ran onto the green with a bottle of champagne and was tackled by a security guard who did not recognize him.
Security tackles Adam Hadwin following Nick Taylor’s Canada Open victory.
Canadian golfer Adam Hadwin’s attempt to celebrate with pal Nick Taylor after the latter became the first Canadian to win the RBC Canadian Open in 69 years ended in farce when security tackled him to the ground. Hadwin, who wanted to spray his friend with champagne, was taken down by the guard in black, who clearly hadn’t recognised the golfer. “They’re storming the green now,” said TV commentator Jim Nantz. “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.” Video from the broadcast shows Taylor’s caddy running over to intervene in the melee.