USGA troll Adam Hadwin with hilarious gift after NFL-style takedown at Canadian Open

USGA troll Adam Hadwin with hilarious gift after NFL-style takedown at Canadian Open
Adam Hadwin (left) before being tackled. Photo by Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA - Photo by Icon Sport

As he arrived at Los Angeles Country Club on Monday for the U.S. Open, Canadian golfer Adam Hadwin found himself receiving an unexpected gift from the USGA to ensure his safety, keeping up with all the jokes and memes regarding Hadwin’s incident at the Canadian Open last week, where he was tackled by a security guard during celebrations.

What exactly happened to Hadwin at the Canadian Open?

Last week, the scene at the final hole of the RBC Canadian Open became pure madness after Canadian golfer Nick Taylor sunk a 72-footer for eagle during the playoff to win the event on home soil.

Fellow Canadian PGA Tour members Hadwin, Corey Conners and Mike Weir all watched their fellow countryman win the playoff. As Taylor began to celebrate with his caddie, Hadwin rushed onto the green and began to spray champagne onto the champion. A security guard mistakenly thought Hadwin was a fan and tackled him to the ground.

Fortunately, the enforcer was quickly told he had made a massive blunder, and the celebrations continued. The 35-year-old PGA Tour winner didn’t suffer any injuries during the tackle and will attempt to win his first major this week. Last year, he finished in a tie for seventh at the U.S. Open.

US Golf Association make amends, Hadwin sees the funny side

After the Canadian Open gaffe, you could forgive Adam Hadwin for thinking twice about celebrating with his buddies at future tournaments. Luckily the US Golf Association sent him a special package to make sure he’s properly kitted out for similar situations in the future. Hadwin proudly shared a video of the special delivery on his Twitter page on June 12th.

As you can see, the USGA sent Hadwin a high-vis vest and two USGA-branded hard hats, to leave him fully tackle-proof next time he encroaches on the course!

Twitter reactions to the Canadian Open incident

After Hadwin was tackled, his wife Jessica, along with fellow professionals, chimed in on Twitter.

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