As far as security guard entrances go, it was as textbook as they come.
There was the first point of the target, a laser-sharp focus as it honed in, and a crunching body as it hit the ground.
There was only one thing wrong. The security guard had removed a PGA Tour professional.
Fortunately, there appears to be no lasting physical damage to Adam Hadwin.
“Still in the land of the living and in true Canadian form, apologized to the security guard for being tackled,” his wife Jessica wrote on Twitter after Hadwin was knocked down on the green while trying to celebrate her friend and fellow Canadian Nick. Taylor’s win in Toronto.
Taylor had just sunk a 72-foot putt to become the first local player to win the Canadian Open in 69 years and Hadwin, armed with an open bottle of champagne, stormed the green with spray flying everywhere everywhere, just to stay 10 feet away. your goal
In defense of the security guard, he has just detected an intruder and has effectively carried out his duties.
Hadwin was quickly helped to his feet as everyone realized what was happening.
Video of the incident has predictably gone viral, with Hadwin tweeting a still image of the moment of impact, suggesting it could be hung in Paris’ Louvre art gallery.
Other PGA Tour players also saw the funny side, with two-time major winner Justin Thomas tweeting “Hahahahaha home down!!!!!!” while Michael Kim wrote: “Clearly I paid the wrong security guard for the job.”